Rabbi Dalia Samansky has been welcoming new babies into the Jewish community with personalized and meaningful baby naming ceremonies since she was ordained from Hebrew Union College in 2009. In addition to working with young couples about to be married or expanding families, she has also served on the faculty of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning for five years. In that time, she has taught courses on Torah, Basic Jewish theology, General Jewish history, American Jewish history, and denominationalism. In addition to teaching and officiating at family ceremonies, Rabbi Samansky focuses on pastoral work; guiding hospice patients and their families through the final stage of life. Prior to her hospice work, Rabbi Dalia spent two years helping recovering addicts rediscover their soul at Beit T’Shuvah, and three years as an Assistant Rabbi at Temple Ahavat Shalom in Northridge, CA.
Rabbi Samansky’s life is enriched by her wonderful husband Jason and their beautiful daughters Naomi and Tova.