PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Rabbi, teacher, musician and writer who is passionate, engaging, and creative. Experience in leadership,  skilled at finding common ground, and I have ability to work with different types of people. My vision as a rabbi is to help build a more inclusive Jewish community where all who want to come are welcomed, diversity is embraced and we can come together to learn, and to pray.

 

KEY SKILLS

Experience in leadership, skilled at finding common ground, ability to work with different types of people

  • Excellent communication, presentation and research skills

  • Twenty years experience in leadership and management

  • Eight years experience in nonprofit organizing and management

  • Community organizing experience on issues dealing with civil rights

  • Extensive training addressing domestic violence, substance abuse, and child abuse

  • Twelve years teaching and training professionals

  • Experience working in diverse religious communities and providing pastoral counseling

  • Empathetic listener and pastoral provider

 

EDUCATION

  • Reconstructionist Rabbinical College - 2011 present

  • Expected graduation 2018 with MHL and title Rabbi

  • Clinical Pastoral Education: 1 unit completed

  • MA, Sociology, Clark Atlanta University - 2006

  • BA, magna cum laude, Saint Leo University - 1998

  • Additional training through Military Police Corps, and training related to leadership and public speaking

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

MEADOWOOD SENIOR LIVING WORCESTER, PA 2014 - Present

  • Rabbi for a small community of Jews who come together to pray and share a meal

  • Provided pastoral care for residents who could not attend services

 

MONROE VILLAGE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, NJ 2016 - Present

  • Rabbi and Chaplain for a large engaging Jewish community

  • Led three different services on shabbat for different communities in the village

  • Provide pastoral care for those in need

 

BRISTOL JEWISH CENTER Bristol, PA 2014 - 2015

  • Student rabbi

  • Led uplifitng shabbat and holiday services

 

HOLY REDEEMER

  • Worked as a chaplain and completed one unit of Clinicl Pastoral Education

  • Created a music program for residence suffering from dementia

 

ABRAMSON CENTER for JEWISH LIFE North Wales, PA 2014

  • Rabbinic Intern and Chaplain

  • Led services and provided pastoral care

 

BRITH SHALOM HOUSE Philadelphia, PA 2013 - 2014

  • Student rabbi

  • Led services and provided pastoral care

 

TRUAH The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights New York, NY 10001 2013

Rabbinic and Cantorial Fellow in Human Rights

 

COMMUNITY VOICES HEARD New York, NY 10029 2013

  • Truah Rabbinic Intern

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KOL TZEDEK SYNAGOGUE  Philadelphia, PA 2012 - 2013

  • Hebrew Teacher

 

OR HADASH RECONSTRUCTIONIST CONGREGATION Fort Washington, PA 2011 - 2012

  • Teaching values education to 7th graders

  • Teaching comparative religion to 8th and 9th graders

 

HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Columbia, MD 2010 - 2011

  • Adjunct Faculty in Sociology

  • Taught classes on Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems and Minorities in America

 

COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY  Baltimore, MD 2009 - 2011

  • Adjunct Faculty in Sociology

  • Taught multiple classes on Introduction to Sociology    

 

ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE Atlanta, GA 2008 - 2009

  • Investigative Researcher

  • Conducted qualitative research on extremist groups in the South

  • Conducted training and education for law enforcement and regional offices on extremist activity

  • Published monthly newsletter on extremist activity in the South

 

GEORGIA PERIMETER COLLEGE Atlanta, GA 2007

Adjunct Faculty

 

UNITED STATES ARMY 1991 - 1998

  • Variety of experiences in leadership, police investigations, domestic violence, child abuse, and drugs alcohol abuse

 

VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

 

RABBIS WITHOUT BORDERS New York, NY 2014 - present

  • Rabbinic Fellow

 

T’RUAH: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights New York, NY 20:13 - Present

  • Rabbinic Fellow in Human Rights