- Gender: Female
- Profession: Rabbi
Rabbi Mychal Copeland is the Director of InterfaithFamily/Bay Area. Previously, she worked in two Hillels over the past 13 years, UCLA and more recently, Stanford University.
In 1995, she earned a Masters in Theological Studies and Secondary Teaching Credential from Harvard Divinity School, and a rabbinical degree from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2000.
Mychal is the founder of a national Rosh Hodesh (new moon) project for teens, It’s a Girl Thing, and is a certified yoga instructor who fuses Jewish spirituality with movement in her yoga teaching. She writes a monthly Torah column for the J: Jewish News Weekly of Northern California.
She is passionate about opening the doors of Judaism wider and leading people toward a profound spiritual and religious life that embraces all of their disparate identities. She lives with her partner of 20 years in Mountain View, California, with their two sons.