Rabbi Rachael Miller
is an assistant rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in Sandy Springs (Atlanta), Georgia. She is passionate about Judaism’s ability to make people feel connected to something bigger than themselves — be it God, Israel, community, culture, ritual, or another avenue. Judaism provides a template for uncovering and creating meaning in this world, and Rabbi Rachael lives to share those moments and teachings with her community. If you are searching for a thoughtful rabbi, a welcoming community, or an inclusive officiant for your family's lifecycle event, please send Rabbi Rachael an e-mail.
Rabbi Rachael graduated from the American Jewish University with a degree in Jewish Studies before going directly to Israel to continue her education at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She was ordained on the Cincinnati campus in 2017 with her husband, Rabbi Max Miller.
More than a rabbi
Rabbi Rachael loves to exercise, play guitar and cello, and she is sure to stay well caffeinated. She is a passionate photographer and regularly updates her Instagram with photos from her travels. She is a Zionist and a foodie, so she is always up for a conversation about the best hummus in Israel — it’s at Samir’s in Ramle.
21st C. Judaism
During rabbinical school, Rachael and her husband started an initiative known as "The Table." To learn more about their successful young professional Shabbat Dinner program, click here.
As Temple Emanu-El rabbis, Rachael and Max have rebranded The Table and are now calling their program "Shabbat Together." They run an event every month with 12–20 young adults in the North-Atlanta community. They are always looking for more guests and hosts to join them for dinner!
Nurturing Children's Spirituality
Rabbi Rachael has a deep love for helping children foster and develop their innate spirituality. While in school, she pursued this passion and helped build a Torah Godly Play classroom at I.M. Wise Temple. Click here to learn more.