Rabbanit Alissa Thomas-Newborn


Northern New Jersey Rabbinic (re)Design Fellowship

Rabbanit Alissa Thomas-Newborn, BCC is a Board Certified Chaplain at NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She specializes in Palliative Care, Critical Care, and Emergency Psychiatric Care. Rabbanit Alissa is the Rabbanit at Congregation Netivot Shalom in Teaneck, NJ and for NNJ Moishe House Based-In. She is also the incoming president of NAJC (Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains).

A prolific writer and speaker, she is a graduate of Yeshivat Maharat and Brandeis University with a degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Classical Studies Archaeology and Ancient History. She lives in Teaneck, NJ with her husband Akiva, their daughter Ella, and their dog Judy.