Rabbi Marla J. Feldman, Executive Director of Women of Reform Judaism since 2012, is a Reform rabbi and lawyer. She was previously Director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism and Director of Development of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ).
Prior to her work with the Reform Movement, Rabbi Feldman worked in the Jewish Community Relations field in Detroit and Delaware, where she also taught as adjunct faculty at the University of Detroit-Mercy and the Widener University College of Law respectively. She also previously served congregations in Sarasota and Orlando, FL.
She earned her J.D. from the University of Florida and is a member of the Florida Bar. She was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in New York, where she also received her M.A. in Hebrew Literature. She earned a B.A. in Jewish Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Rabbi Feldman also received a Certificate in Fundraising from the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
Feldman’s articles and op-eds have appeared in Jewish publications and newspapers nationwide. She served as guest editor of the CCAR Journal Reform Jewish Quarterly symposia on pay equity (Fall 2018) and single-gender programs (Spring 2021) and is the author of several Reform Movement action manuals. Rabbi Feldman also writes modern Midrash, which have been published in numerous publications. She is the author of the upcoming book, “Biblical Women Speak: Hearing Their Voices through New and Ancient Midrash” (JPS, 2023).