Rabbi Jaymee Alpert joined Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel in Port Chester, New York during the summer of 2005. She is passionate about Jewish life and strives to create a warm, inviting atmosphere, where people from all backgrounds are welcome, and all questions are valid. She cares deeply about interfaith relations and is a founding member of the Port Chester Interfaith Clergy Group, which meets regularly to address community needs and issues. She is dedicated to serving the community and is a chaplain for the Port Chester Police and Fire Departments. Rabbi Alpert is a past president of the Westchester Board of Rabbis, past UJA-Federation Westchester Rabbinic Chair of SYNERGY, and currently serves on various local boards and committees, including the Port Chester Board of Ethics. She was a member of the inaugural cohort of UJA Federation of New York’s Rabbinic Fellowship for Visionary Leaders.
In addition to serving Congregation KTI, Rabbi Alpert is the co-creator of Neshama Body and Soul, a practice that combines exercise with prayer, in an effort to help participants connect their physical and spiritual lives. She also teaches a weekly boxing class at a local gym.
Rabbi Alpert was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2003, and holds two master’s degrees. She is a regular guest on the radio program “Darby and Friends,” and has been a panelist on television’s political talk show, “Richard French Live.”
She lives in Port Chester with her husband Danny and their dog Monte. Having grown up in the Boston area, they are still loyal Red Sox fans.