I grew up in a typical suburban Jewish home in Merion, Pennsylvania and was active in my temple’s USY youth group. In the early 1970’s, I became part of a Jewish musical group which wrote and performed original, contemporary melodies for traditional Jewish prayers. I wrote or co-wrote many folk and rock style versions of our liturgy.
I became an attorney and have practiced law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 1978. But I never lost my attachment to the Jewish community. I became active in a large reform congregation in Philadelphia, Rodeph Shalom.
The desire to learn more, and to serve more, motivated my study to become a rabbi. In July, 2015, I was awarded my Smicha (ordination) as part of the 9th class of the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute, jsli.org.
To serve Jews and non-Jews alike
To teach individuals and families about Jewish culture, religious practice, history and faith
To help make everyday life and special moments more meaningful from a spiritual perspective
To help repair the world, as we are taught “It is not incumbent upon you to finish the task, but neither are you free to neglect it” Pirkei Avot ch. 2