Rabbi Jennifer Gorman

Gorman Rabbi Jennifer - PHOTORabbi Jennifer Gorman has been actively involved with the Conservative Jewish community for more than 30 years. A graduate of Brandeis University, and ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1996, Rabbi Gorman brings a widely varying background, having worked in communities in the United States and Canada. She is a contributor to The Women’s Haftarah Commentary and is featured on a CD-Rom about prayer produced by the Jewish Student Union of the United States Naval Academy. Rabbi Gorman is the Executive Director of MERCAZ-Canada and the Canadian Foundation for Masorti Judaism. Rabbi Gorman is currently serving as an Interm Rabbi at Beth Tzedec Congregation. Married to Rabbi Sean Gorman of Pride of Israel Synagogue, she is a frequent contributor and teacher at the synagogue, and the proud mother of three children.

Rabbi Jennifer Gorman's Posts

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As I write this I am sitting in limud (learning) at the Rabbinical Assembly convention. I am constantly in awe of my colleagues –...

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This is a letter to the greater Jewish community. Regardless of your level of observance, regardless of your connection to ritual, regardless of what...

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Noah was a righteous man in his generation; with God walked Noah. (Breishit 6:9) There has been much debate throughout the generations over whether...

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Last week, on a Times of Israel blog, Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom offered his opinion regarding intermarriage and the Conservative Movement. Rabbi Dan Ornstein responded. Once...

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I am writing from Jerusalem, where I am attending the World Zionist Congress as part of the Masorti Olami delegation. As with any conference,...

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Over the past two years, the Robinson’s Arch area of the Kotel has frequently been referred to as a “compromise,” a “sell-out,” and worse....

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Unetane Tokef, Piyut from the High Holy Day service

Kamah ya’avroon v’chamah yibarei’un; mi yichyeh umi yamoot… Mi vamayim umi va’eish… Mi vara’ash… Mi vamageifah mi vachanikah… Mi yanuach umi yanu’a; mi yishakeit...

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(Written Wednesday, November 19, 2014 following the attacks in Har Nof) I went to minyan today. I don’t usually daven with a minyan. Either...

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Vayomru im matza’nu chein b’einekha yutan et-ha’aretz hazot la’avadekha la’achuzah, al ta’avireinu et haYardein. Va’anachnu neichaleitz chushim lifnei b’nei Yisrael ad asher im-havi’onum el-m’komot...

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I am writing from Jerusalem. It’s my last touring day of a 2.5 week trip. We leave motzei-Shabbat. Three of four suitcases are packed....

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The NY Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36” arrived in my inbox today.  It is subtitled “Three Dozen Millennials And Gen-Xers Reinventing The Jewish Community.”...

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The Pesach Seder is the most observed Jewish ritual, beating out both fasting on Yom Kippur and lighting Hanukah candles. Every Jew thinks s/he...

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Eighteen years ago last month, Matthew Eisenstadt and his girlfriend Sarah Duker, students at the Jewish Theological Seminary, were murdered by a Palestinian terrorist...

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Today is the first Rosh Hodesh of 2014. We began the year with a Torah scroll again being banned from the Kotel. I read...

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