Rabbi Birdie Becker has been a Jewish educator and performer for over 40 years. Rabbi of Temple Emanuel, Pueblo, she works with numerous congregations throughout Colorado and is president of the Rocky Mountain Cantors Association. Innovator of teaching techniques, she is the author of Conversations at the Well: Where Modern Life and Ancient Stories Meet. As a medical social worker, she is experienced in hospice and psychiatric social work. Becker also served as Ohio State Consultant for Volunteer Services. Certified in Genetics and Infertility, she spent over eleven years in reproductive health, and served as director of an outpatient medical-surgical clinic. Storahteller, choreographer, and cellist for the violin-cello duo “Apples and Honey”, she is a composer and performer of folk and liturgical music. Birdie is committed to the Jewish community and was honored by Denver B’nai Brith for 12 years of administrative service. Ordained at the Academy for Jewish Religion-CA, she holds Master degrees in Rabbinic Studies, Education and Social Work and a Doctorate in Education.