Brit Milah/Hatafat: No
Mikvah: Yes (Let’s talk about the location)
Bet Din: Yes (Rabbis, Jewish educators, and lay Jewish leaders)
Conversion Location: Columbus, OH
Other languages: German and Hebrew
Students Accepted: Scholarship, Chai, Mitzvah
Pandemic-related safety measures:
– Mikvah: open water or pool/by agreement of the parties
– Beit din: virtually via Zoom
I work with candidates who are:
– In interfaith or dual-faith relationships
I’m an independent, progressive, post-denominational Rabbi who enjoys working with students from diverse religious, educational, and family backgrounds. I have personally experienced the beauty, meaning, and transformative power of our traditions and rituals and want to share that experience with others. I believe that each of us must find her/his own unique connection to our tradition and create meaningful rituals to express that connection.
I became a rabbi later in life because I love working with people and enjoy accompanying them on their journey of spiritual discovery. Before becoming a Rabbi, I worked as a Jewish Educator, bar/bat mitzvah tutor, and adult Jewish educator. My role is to help others find their own unique and meaningful ways to unlock and open up our shared traditions. If we work together, I will strive to listen to your hopes, dreams, and concerns about your spiritual journey. Together we will forge a path of spiritual discovery that weaves the traditions and rituals that are meaningful to you with your modern sensibilities.
I worked as an attorney and financial advisor for the majority of my working career. I have been married for 34 years, and we have two wonderful adult children. My wife and I love to travel, read, watch great movies and attend concerts, musicals, and lectures. Wishing you Be-Chatz-la-cha (Good Luck) on your journey.
MA Gratz College
JD The Ohio State University School of Law
MA in German, Bowling Green State University
BA in English, Cedarville University