B’nai Shalom: Presenting Rabbi Debra Smith
Rabbi Debra Smith will present “Exploring Israel in Music, Prose and Poetry”. Rabbi Smith will present virtually, we will join together to watch.
Rabbi Debra Smith (“Rabbi Deb”) has received Rabbinic Ordination through the ALEPH Jewish Renewal Rabbinical Seminary. She is the founder and spiritual leader of Or Ha Lev Jewish Renewal Congregation in Morris County, New Jersey. In 2018, Rabbi Deb was ordained as Maggidah (Jewish Transformational Storyteller) to enhance her rabbinic work. She is also a Clinical Social Worker and Multicultural Family Therapist.
A major focus of Rabbi Deb’s work is Deep Ecumenism and multi-faith dialogue. She currently serves as co-chair of the NJ Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee and is a co-chair of the Morris County NJ chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam-Shalom.
Rabbi Deb has served as Scholar in Residence at several local churches where she has taught classes on a variety of topics in Judaism. She also co-facilitates Jewish-Christian dialogue sessions and Jewish-Muslim dialogues with local pastors and imams.
Rabbi Deb serves as Rabbi in Residence at the Drew University Theological Seminary in NJ.