Rabbi Emily Hyatt
Rabbi Emily Hyatt came to Temple Emanuel after serving as the Director of Jewish Enrichment for BBYO International, where she oversaw the strategy and vision around elevating Jewish content, innovated Jewish experiences, and developed Jewish identity for teens around the world.
Rabbi Hyatt grew up in Denver, Colorado where she graduated from her original Alma mater, Temple Emanuel Preschool (Class of 1990). She attended DJDS and then deferred a year of college to serve as International President of BBYO. Rabbi Hyatt attended the American University, graduating with a B.A. in Constitutional Law. After graduation, she returned to Denver and worked for BBYO as the RMR Regional Director and the Manager of International Teen Leadership and BBYO’s Global Expansion Program. She graduated in 2011 from the inaugural class of BBYO’s Professional Development Institute, receiving an M.B.A. from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a Master in Jewish Education from the Hebrew College in Boston. She then served as the Network (Young Adult Division) Director at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation before beginning Rabbinical School in Jerusalem.
She was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion: Los Angeles Campus, and is a member of class 25 of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship. Rabbi Hyatt recently moved back to Denver with her son, Neil, and they’re so happy to be back with family and breathing that fresh mountain air.