Rabbi Pamela B. Silk grew up in Farmington Hills, Michigan, attended the Interlochen Arts Academy for high school and received her B.S. in Biology from The University of Michigan. Following her graduation Rabbi Silk began her rabbinical studies in Jerusalem and received her M.A.H.L. and rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. Rabbi Silk began serving Congregation Emanu El in 2003, immediately following her ordination.
Rabbi Silk has held leadership roles in the Houston Rabbinic Association, served on the Board of Trustees for the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and was awarded the Mae & Edmund Hecht Rabbinic Award presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston. Being passionate about providing pastoral care to those in need, Rabbi Silk is frequently in area hospitals visiting temple members and their loved ones and serves on the Professional Advisory Group for Memorial Hermann’s Clinical Pastoral Education program and DePelchin Children’s Center Institutional Review Board. Rabbi Silk enjoys reading, cooking and baking. She is married to Jeff Silk and they have two children.