Rabbi Randi C. Nagel joined the Temple House of Israel in 2019. She was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. While her rabbi recognized her rabbinic potential during her bat mitzvah–telling the congregation “A future rabbi was standing before them”– it was during her time at Boston University and then at Hebrew College in Brookline, Massachusetts that Rabbi Nagel realized the truth in that declaration. She attended the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion where she met her future husband, Rabbi Scott Nagel, who currently serves Congregation Beth Ahabah. in Richmond, Virginia.
Rabbi Nagel has a long record of rabbinic and pastoral service: she was student rabbi in Beckley, West Virginia; Sandusky, Ohio; and Cincinnati, Ohio, Associate Director of Jewish Life at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, Adjunct Clergy at the Temple Oheb Shalom, Staff Chaplain at two Lifebridge Health System Hospitals (Sinai and Northwest), and the Jewish Chaplain and Staff Educator for Seasons hospice for the entire Baltimore Metro area. Most recently she served as the staff chaplain at the Life Care Shalom Lifecare Community in Richmond
The Nagels moved to Virginia in July 2016 with their three sons: Daniel, Lev, and Ari. Rabbi Nagl has a passion for working with small congregations and enjoys outreach into the greater community.