I am a spirited, educated
individual who is looking forward to the next chapter of my professional
Following college, I began
studying to be a Rabbi and an attorney. Since graduating Rutgers
University School of Law in Newark in 2002, I have practiced law at the Law
Offices of Jan Meyer. I received my rabbinic ordination (Smikhah) in
2004 from the Institute of
Traditional Judaism (AKA "The Metivta"), part of the Union for Traditional
Judaism (UTJ). Since receiving s'mikha (Rabbinic ordination) in 2004, I served as Rabbi of Temple Israel of Long Beach, New York for six years.
My educational experiences
provide me with a breadth of knowledge and skills that can be an asset to any
organization. I have practical experience in working with synagogues,
organizations, and businesses. My experience as a congregational Rabbi, member
of the Union for Traditional Judaism Board of Directors, and Chairperson of the
Union for Traditional Judaism Conference Committee and Planning Committee provide me with extensive
experience in event planning, organizational development, and resource
management. I have experience working with youth in Hebrew School,
Bar/Bat Mitzvah, and youth group settings.
My experience as a
practicing attorney has honed my intellectual skills and provided valuable
real-world experience. My legal practice has concentrated on insurance law
and insurance subrogation, which has given me the opportunity to litigate
matters including personal injury, contract disputes, and malpractice.
Although I am happily and fully employed, I am interested in other opportunities, particularly in the Jewish community. This position may highlight my rabbinc and/or cantorial abilities, but would benefit from each facet of my skills and experiences. Examples of positions of interest include pulpits (Traditional Conservative, Orthodox), education, youth gruop, college, nonprofit organizations, etc. I offer a pleasant voice and a joyful spirit that I believe enhances tefillah (prayer) and engages a community. Serving a community's religious needs is a deeply meaningful gift, and I cherish any opportunity I get to do so. I am happy to do so in a rabbinic, cantorial, or hybrid capacity. I am also happy to participate in alternative services such as teen minyanim and "learner's" services. I am available for part-time or high-holiday pulpits, including per-diem engagements, "guest rabbi/cantor," vacation replacement, etc. and am willing to travel.
TEMPLE BETH EL OF ROCKAWAY PARK, Rockaway Park,
NY October 2016HIGH HOLIDAY RABBI
CONGREGATION SHORE PARKWAY JEWISH CENTER, Brooklyn,
NY March 2011-September 2014ASSOCIATE RABBI AND HIGH HOLIDAY CANTOR
Conducted Shabbat and Yom Tov services on a per-diem basis including all rabbinic, cantorial, teaching, and Torah reading functions. served as High Holiday Cantor.
TEMPLE ISRAEL, Long Beach,
NY August 2004-July 2010RABBI
Rabbi of suburban synagogue
with approximately 200 membership units.
Conducted daily and Sabbath and
holiday services mornings and evenings.
Provided pastoral care and
Served as shaliach tzibur (cantor) as needed.
Taught regular classes to
adults and teens.
Advised Hebrew School program
with 30-50 students.
Prepared Bar and Bat Mitzvah
students in consultation with tutor.
Created and chaired
"Outreach Committee." Created and taught Hebrew High School