Rabbi Andrea Cosnowsky, Associate Rabbi, came to Congregation Etz Chaim in 2005 from Congregation Beth Adam in Loveland, Ohio. Ordained in 2004 at the Hebrew Union College, Rabbi Cosnowsky had been the Student Leader Intern for URJ Outreach Fellows Program for Conversion Certification HUC, and continues her outreach work with the larger community through her work with DuPage United.
Born and raised in Ardsley, New York, Rabbi Cosnowsky earned her BA in English Literature at SUNY Empire State College. Rabbi Cosnowsky also holds Master’s Degree in Education from Xavier University, as well as a Master’s in Hebrew Letters from the Hebrew Union College. Prior to becoming a rabbi, she was a professional singer-songwriter in Nashville, Tn.
More recently, she has served on the advisory committee for The Jewish Healing Network Addiction, the advisory board for the Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders 2010, and was the Midwest regional representative for the Women’s Rabbinic Network.