Rabbi Deborah A. Hirsch, Director of Congregant Life
Rabbi Deborah A. Hirsch joined our clergy team as
associate rabbi in July 2010 and named Director of Congregant Life in July 2013. In her new role, Rabbi Hirsch will address the needs of current congregants and welcome new and prospective members to the Shaaray Tefila community.
In 2000, Rabbi Hirsch joined the Union for
Reform Judaism (URJ), where she served as the regional director for the Greater
New York Council of Reform Synagogues. In 2003, she became the URJ director of
regions and supervised the Union's regional structure throughout North America. Previously she served as rabbi at East End Temple
for 15 years. She has been active in the Central Conference of American Rabbis
(CCAR) for many years, serving as finance officer, chair of the Nominating
Committee, and chair of the Audit Committee. Rabbi Hirsch has also been a
faculty member at Eisner, Crane
Lake and Kutz Camps. She was ordained from Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1982, received her Doctor of Ministry
there in 1997, and was later awarded an honorary Doctor of
Divinity from the same institution in 2007.
Though she is a native of Chicago, Rabbi Hirsch
has spent her entire rabbinic career in the metro New York area. She and her partner, Carole
Rivel, reside in Mamaroneck.
Contact Rabbi Hirsch at email@example.com or 212-535-8008 x 241.