Rabbi Jessy Dressin

Jessy grew up outside of Washington, DC assuming that everyone went to lobby on Capital Hill with their youth group. She has a BA in History and Jewish Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, and MA in both Hebrew Letters and Jewish Education and Rabbinic Ordination from the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles, CA. Since ordination in 2012, Jessy has worked as a community rabbi in Baltimore, MD, a city she cares deeply about and hopes to root in for a long time. She was the Founder/Director of Charm City Tribe, a community initiative to engage young adults interested in Jewish culture and tradition who want to connect in creative and meaningful ways and was named as one of The Forward’s ‘Most Inspiring Rabbis” in 2016. Jessy subscribes to the notion that Jewish tradition has three goals: personal meaning making, the imperative to be part of a collective, and the charge to help make the world a better place. She could not be more excited to work with Repair the World, an organization Jessy has followed since its earliest days and worked closely with during her time in Baltimore. Jessy lives a few miles north of Baltimore Repair with her husband, Mark, and their 11 year old fur baby, Kofi. She loves live music, nature, ritual, craft beer, street art and cooking.