Chapel Gathering: Seminary

Interfaith Chapel Service – Rabbi Randi Nagel of Temple House of Israel in Staunton, Virginia will speak on “Torah and the Essence of Jewish Prayer.” This inaugural Interfaith Chapel Service is co-sponsored by Eastern Mennonite Seminary and the Center for Interfaith Engagement. 

Rabbi Randi Chudakoff Nagel was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio.  Her childhood rabbi recognized her rabbinic potential from a very young age, announcing at her bat mitzvah that, “A future rabbi was standing before them.”  She attended Boston University and Hebrew College before entering the rabbinic program at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She has served congregations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Baltimore as well as the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore and has spent many years in chaplaincy at both hospitals and hospice programs. Rabbi Nagel is currently the Rabbi for Temple House of Israel in Staunton, Virginia and serves as the staff chaplain at Beth Sholom Senior Living in Richmond.