Rabbi Pelc was ordained from HUC-JIR/LA in 2006. She was an award-winning student, a Wexner Fellow, and author of a rabbinic thesis on the Book of Job in an attempt to create a renewed theology of meaning from suffering.
Rabbi Pelc earned her Masters in Education in 2000 from Harvard University. She has taught and developed curriculum in different environments, worked as a bima rabbi and has published numerous articles and publications. Her Jewish-centered academic and professional training, as well as her creativity, teaching, writing and program management skills, will support and affirm Kalsman's programmatic goals just as her first-hand knowledge of the healthcare system will strengthen Kalsman's pastoral education initiatives.
The Kalsman Institute is a center for training, collaboration, and dialogue on Healthcare, Healing, and Spirituality at the intersection of Judaism and Health. The Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health is a department of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and unites spiritual leaders, healthcare providers and Jewish community members.