Elayna Rathmann

Elayna Rathmann is Executive Director at Temple Shalom. She combines her successful business practices and knowledge of non-profit management to lead us into a successful future. She brings years of experience as a Jewish professional, lay leader and volunteer. Elayna grew up in Granger, Indiana and has a large family in the mid-west. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Indiana University, Bloomington and her Masters’ degree from The University of California, Berkeley. An educator, businesswoman, and administrator, she is comfortable leading services, running programs, working on the budget and love interacting with our members.


While military life led the Rathmann family to many locations, Elayna and Marc settled in Colorado Springs in 2003 where they have enjoyed raising their three children, Sophie, Matthew and Gabriella. They have enjoyed seeing their children grow through our religious school, B’nai Mitzvah and as youth leaders in our community.


Elayna was welcomed in 2007 as Temple Shalom's Director of Congregational Learning and Programming. Connecting her Hebrew Day School experience with her education and curriculum development background, she built a solid educational program for Temple Shalom children, youth and adults. As Executive Director, Elayna remains involved in education and programming and merges her knowledge of business and management with her understanding of Temple Shalom and its wonderful congregants. Elayna’s door is always open and she is ready to welcome you!


A message from Elayna:

For two-thousand years, the synagogue, responsible for educating generations of Jewish students and families, has stood at the center of Jewish life and learning. Since our first records of Colorado Springs Jewish life in the early 1870's, families gathered to pray together and to study. Temple Shalom is Colorado Springs' response to this historic chain of tradition. As a congregation—we celebrate a vibrant past, a diverse present and look toward an amazing future.

At Temple Shalom we are committed to providing individuals and families with Synagogue experiences and educational opportunities to engage the best of our traditions. Through our Rabbi, Services, Programs, events, Chavurot we support an active engagement with Jewish scholarship and traditions. Temple Shalom is pillar of strength in the Colorado Springs Community—as a place of worship, a center for learning and a community center for Jewish life. Together, our members create a legacy for the future of temple, for each generation—L’dor v’dor.

Contact Info:

e l a y n a @ t e m p l e s h a l o m . c o m