Rabbi Elle Muhlbaum serves as the Associate Rabbi of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood, Ohio. Before moving to Cleveland, Rabbi Muhlbaum was the Associate Rabbi of Temple Beth-El of Great Neck, NY. She was ordained in 2016 at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) on the New York campus in 2016. Prior to her time on the New York campus, she received her Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters from HUC-JIR’s Cincinnati’s campus in 2014. She holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Hebrew from The Ohio State University.
Rabbi Muhlbaum is the recipient of the Emanuel Green prize for proficiency in Midrash and Hebrew, the Rabbi Sarah Messinger prize in Leadership, the Be Wise fellowship, and the AIPAC Leffell Israel Fellowship. She was featured as one of Cleveland Jewish News’ 12 Under 36 Members of the Tribe in 2023.
Rabbi Elle Muhlbaum is married to Cantor Vladimir Lapin, and together they are delighted to parent their two adorable children and their dog, Gus.
On November 7th, Ohioans will go to the polls to vote on the freedom of reproductive rights in our state. Issue 1 would establish a state constitutional right to "make and carry out one's own reproductive decisions," including decisions about abortion, contraception, fertility treatment, miscarriage care, and continuing pregnancy.