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Rabbi Ilana

Creative. Inclusive. Wholehearted.

Rabbi Ilana Krygier Lapides, the Rocky Mountain Rabbi, is a non-denominational full-service Rabbi and educator meeting people where they are in their Jewish journey with non-judgment, acceptance, and warmth. Her creative, whole-hearted practice focuses on inclusivity for all with focused outreach to the interfaith, unaffiliated, and LGBTQA+ communities. Her services are available online or in-person. She is looking forward to meeting you!


Get to Know Rabbi Ilana Krygier Lapides

Rabbi, Educator, Storyteller, Spiritual Healer

Shalom!  I am Rabbi Ilana located just east of the Rocky Mountains in Calgary, AB and I would be honoured to officiate at your  life-cycle event,  engage in interfaith work, lead online and in-person services, counsel those in need of spiritual healing, and provide pastoral care for those who are sick and those who are grieving.

Education: As an experienced educator for all ages, I provide presentations for Jewish and non-Jewish youth and adult organizations, schools, clubs, and places of worship on a variety of subjects including An Introduction to The Mussar Pathway, A Taste of Yiddish, Judaism 101, Jewish Holiday presentations, Holocaust Education including Intergenerational Trauma, and much more. Let me custom-create a presentation for your community around almost any Judaic-related topic.

Officiant: I am available to officiate at Weddings, Funerals, Baby-naming, Brit Milah, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, and more.

Please book an appointment with me for more information – I’m looking forward to connecting  with you!


Available for all your Life-Cycle events

Rabbi Ilana will create a special, meaningful, customized occasion for you and your family

Officiating celebrations

Weddings, B'nai Mitzvot, Baby Naming, Brit Milah,

Selecting the right officiant for your special occasion is vital. Rabbi Ilana will meet you where you are in your Jewish journey and create with you a customized, meaningful, and personal ceremony that you and your family will always remember.  Interfaith couples and families are most welcome as are those who are unaffiliated, have Learning Differences, and are members of the LGBTQ+ communities.


Rabbinic services for when times are hard

Hospital visits, Funerals, Grief and Mourning, Spiritual Counseling

Our Jewish tradition offers comfort and meaningful guidance for those times when we are suffering from sickness and loss. Rabbi Ilana is honoured to assist you and family through illness, grieving, and mourning with kindness, warmth, and empathy.

Jewish Education

Classes, Lectures, and Programs

Rabbi Ilana's extensive experience as a Jewish educator for students from 3 to 103 years old allows her to teach, online or in person, on almost any topic related to Judaism: Judaism 101, Jewish holidays, Holocaust Education, the Mussar Pathway, A Taste of Yiddish, Inter-generational Trauma, and much more.

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Shabbat & Holiday Services, Storytelling, Song Leading

For all ages and stages

Rabbi Ilana has worked with all ages from Nursery to Seniors to Jewish Adults with Disabilities. Rabbi Ilana can enhance your program or Service with songs, stories, and learning. Rabbi Ilana can lead Shabbat, weekly, and Holiday Services and celebrations for you and your congregation.


Contact Rabbi Ilana

If you are looking for an officiant, educator, or are just looking to talk, Rabbi Ilana is available to help. Please reach out: Schedule an appointment 

Calgary, AB, Canada

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