Paula Drill is one of two rabbis of the Orangetown Jewish Center, Orangeburg, New York. Prior to becoming a rabbi, she worked for eleven years as a social worker in the Jewish community, in a nursing home and at a day school. She also served as the Assistant Director at Ramah Day Camp in Nyack, NY for seven years.
Rabbi Drill is dedicated to mentoring student rabbis and Jewish educators, teaching her love of Torah to all ages, and using her social work skills to create an inclusive, welcoming community. Her passions are advocacy on behalf of people with mental illness and developmental disabilities, community support of the homeless, and education about domestic violence. Rabbi Drill was honored by the New York Board of Rabbis for her work in Domestic Violence Prevention.
Rabbi Drill and her husband Jonathan are the proud parents of four children, Noah, a teacher, Sarah, a soldier in the IDF, Benjamin, a college student, and Joshua, a high school junior.