Speaker: Rabbi Simone Schicker

Rabbi Schicker (she/her) is the sole spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Israel, the Reform Jewish congregation in Kalamazoo. She was ordained in 2018 from the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. Originally from Houston, Texas, she was raised in an interfaith home where she was taught the importance of faith and belief in living a life of good acts. Rabbi Schicker serves on the Women’s Rabbinic Network (WRN) Board and is the current President of the Board of Friendship Village Kalamazoo as well as the co-chair of Faith Alliance: a program of OutFront Kalamazoo. She is an avid reader, a stepmom to three amazing kids, and the pet mom to one adorable dog and five independent cats. She lives in Kalamazoo with her partner, who is a handyman and church organist.