Rabbi Elle Muhlbaum

Lower School Director, K-6th Grade

Following her ordination, Rabbi Muhlbaum served first as the Assistant Rabbi and head of religious school, and then as the Associate Rabbi at Temple Beth-El of Great Neck in New York. While a rabbinical student, Rabbi Muhlbaum served as the rabbinic intern at Temple Sinai of Bergen County in Tenafly, NJ, as well as the student rabbi of United Hebrew Congregation in Terre Haute, IN, and Mount Sinai Congregation in Texarkana, TX. She was also the Jewish Foundation Fellow and rabbinic intern at Cedar Village Retirement Community in Mason, OH. Additionally, she served as the Assistant Limud Director at URJ Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where she also served for four summers as a faculty member.

Rabbi Muhlbaum is the recipient of the Emanuel Green prize for proficiency in Midrash and Hebrew, the Rabbi Sarah Messinger prize in Leadership, the Be Wise fellowship, and the AIPAC Leffell Israel Fellowship.

Rabbi Elle Muhlbaum is married to Cantor Vladimir Lapin, and together they are delighted to parent their adorable son, Judah, and their puppy, Gus. She is so delighted to be here at Fairmount Temple and looks forward to engaging our entire community of learners. She can be reached via email at EMuhlbaum@Fairmounttemple.org.