Agudath Achim Synagogue

Meet Our Clergy & Staff

Rabbi Sydni Rubinstein

Rabbi Sydni is a recent Shreveport transplant from Los Angeles, California. Previously, she has served as a spiritual leader and teacher at Jewish organizations such as Ohr Shalom Synagogue (San Diego, California), IKAR (Los Angeles), and B’nai B’rith Camp (Neotsu, Oregon). Rabbi Sydni earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Swarthmore College and received her ordination and Master of Arts in Rabbinic Studies from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. Between degrees, she spent two years engaging in intensive exploration of Jewish text at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Rabbi Sydni especially enjoys teaching, learning, reading, writing, and chatting about Jewish approaches to self care, the status of women in Jewish law, and Biblical notions of love of God. When she is not at Agudath Achim, you may find her practicing yoga, playing piano, petting dogs, or exploring a farmers’ market. You may also find her spending time with her husband and best friend, Rabbi Feivel and their two dogs Buddy and Jax.

Joyce Bailey

Office Manager

Carnell Smith

Custodian