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JTA: This private, on-demand ‘hot rabbi’ may soon be the star of her own reality TV show

Julia Gergely

May 25, 2022

Rabbi Becky Eisenstadt started b’nai mitzvah tutoring in her hometown in Bethesda, Maryland. Twenty years later, as more Jews skip the synagogue, she’s made it into a mini-empire.

Most afternoons, Eisenstadt and her shih-poo, Scout, can be found shuttling between the Upper East Side homes of her 40 tween students — or “Jewdents,” as she calls them — as they prepare for their bar or bat mitzvahs. On the weekends, you might spot her on social media, where she goes by @myhotrabbi and frequently posts selfies from her client’s lavish parties. And soon, she hopes, you’ll find her on TV, thanks to Reese Witherspoon’s media company, which is making a documentary series about her life as a single rabbi looking for love.