Rabbi Dr. N Siritsky

(They/Them/Their)

Reform

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Conversion requirements

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:

Not required

Mikvah:

Not required but available, upon request (Natural mikvah)

Beit din:

Required (Rabbis, cantors, and/or lay leaders)

Conversion location:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mentoring sessions available in:

English, French

Student levels accepted:

Mitzvah, Chai, Scholarship

Conversion requirements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:

Not required (No change)

Mikvah:

Not required but available, upon request (No change)

Beit din:

Required (Virtual beit din via video conferencing is also acceptable.)

I am happy to work with

Families with children, People who identify as LGBTQ, People in interfaith or dual-faith relationships

Personal statement

Rabbi Siritsky speaks French, and they are happy to work with students who would prefer to have a French-speaking mentor.

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Rabbi Siritsky studied in Jerusalem at several Orthodox yeshivas, prior to beginning their studies as a Reform rabbi at Hebrew Union College. For Rabbi Siritsky, studying Judaism from traditional perspectives was crucial because “it was important to understand what we are reforming”. Rabbi Siritsky believes in making educated choices from the rich set of resources provided by Jewish tradition, in order to ensure that every ritual and prayer is meaningful.

Rabbi Siritsky is a founding board member of the Society of Classical Reform Judaism, due to their unwavering commitment to advocacy for interfaith families and the creation of inclusive Jewish communities that are unconditionally welcoming of all spiritual seekers, regardless of their religious background, relationship status, identity, or Hebrew-speaking ability.

In addition to nearly a decade working in synagogues, teaching, counseling and participating in life cycle events, they are also trained as an interfaith chaplain and worked with the American Red Cross after 9/11, providing counseling and support at the family assistance center, Ground Zero, and the morgue. Most recently, Rabbi Siritsky serves as the rabbi of an emerging Reform Jewish community in Atlantic Canada.

Déclaration personelle

Le rabbin Siritsky parle français et elle est heureuse de travailler avec des étudiants qui préféreraient avoir un mentor francophone.

Originaire de Montréal, Canada, le rabbin Siritsky a étudié à Jérusalem dans plusieurs yeshivas orthodoxes, avant de commencer ses études en tant que rabbin réformé au Hebrew Union College. Pour le rabbin Siritsky, étudier le judaïsme dans une perspective traditionnelle était crucial car « il était important de comprendre ce que nous réformons ». Le rabbin Siritsky croit qu’il faut faire des choix éclairés à partir du riche ensemble de ressources fournies par la tradition juive, afin de s’assurer que chaque rituel et chaque prière ont un sens.

Le rabbin Siritsky est membre fondateur du conseil d’administration de la Society of Classical Reform Judaism, en raison de son engagement inébranlable dans la défense des familles interreligieux et la création de communautés juives inclusives qui accueillent inconditionnellement tous les chercheurs spirituels, quels que soient leur origine religieuse, leur statut relationnel, leur identité ou leur capacité de parler hébreu.

En plus de près d’une décennie de travail dans les synagogues, d’enseignement, de conseil et de participation à des événements du cycle de vie, ils sont également formés en tant que conseilleur spirituel, et ont travaillé avec la Croix-Rouge américaine après le 11 septembre, fournissant des conseils et un soutien au centre d’assistance familiale, Ground Zero et la morgue. Plus récemment, le rabbin Siritsky travail avec une communauté juive réformée émergente au Canada atlantique.

Education

Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
Master of Arts, Hebrew Letters

Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
Smicha (Rabbinical Ordination)

Postgraduate Center for Mental Health
Doctorate of Ministry and Pastoral Counseling

Louisville Kent School of Social Work
Master of Social Work, Social Work and Counseling

Board Certified Chaplain