Beth Abraham’s new rabbi to start in August

Beth Abraham Synagogue President Scott Liberman announced to members on March 18 that Rabbi Aubrey L. Glazer of Montréal will begin his role as the congregation’s rabbi in August.

Glazer most recently served as senior rabbi of Congregation Shaare Zion in Montréal and has served as senior rabbi of Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco and the JCC of Harrison, N.Y.

A prolific author and educator who specializes in Jewish mysticism, thought, and philosophy, the rabbi received his ordination from Jewish Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of Toronto.

His publications include Mystical Vertigo, Tangle of Matter & Ghost: Leonard Cohen’s Post-Secular Songbook of Mysticism(s) Jewish & Beyond, and God Knows Everything is Broken: Bob Dylan’s Gnostic Mystical Songbook.

Glazer will move here with his wife, artist and art teacher Elyssa Wortzman, and their teenage daughter, Tal.

Co-chairs of the rabbinic search committee were Debbie Feldman and Norm Lewis. Beth Abraham’s interim rabbi, Melissa Crespy, continues in her role until the end of June.

To read the complete April 2022 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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