Rabbi Miriam Terlinchamp, a native of Seattle, Washington, joined Temple Sholom as the spiritual leader in 2010. Previous to joining Temple Sholom, Rabbi Terlinchamp served as chaplain and at the Los Angeles County Men’s jail, the Los Angeles Home for the Aging, as a rabbinic fellow at Temple De Hirch Sinai in Seattle, WA and a national Kol Tzedek fellow for AJWS (American Jewish World Service).
Rabbi Terlinchamp serves as the Immediate Past President of The Amos Project, the largest faith-based organizing body in Ohio with 55 Cincinnati-area congregations. She serves on the national clergy organizing board and the Large Grant Commission of Faith in Action. She is a Rabbis Without Borders Fellow and part of the CLAL Spiritual Entrepreneur 2017 cohort incubator, a collaborative partnership between CLAL and the Columbia Business School. She is active in Ohio Organizing Collaborative, Economics of Compassion, AJWS global justice chavurah and serves on several boards and committees within the Cincinnati Jewish community.
Rabbi Terlinchamp received her Masters degree in Hebrew Letters in 2008, and ordained as a rabbi in 2010 at HUC-JIR, Los Angeles. She received her Bachelors degree in Philosophy of Religion and Studio art from Scripps College in Claremont, CA and received additional studio art training at the London Slade School of art.
Rabbi Terlinchamp is a poet, an artist and a mother to two fabulous daughters, Sienna and Magnolia.