Bet Mishpachah Selects Laurie Green to be Its Next Rabbi
Bet Mishpachah is pleased to announce that Rabbi Laurie Green will become its next rabbi effective July 1. Rabbi Green comes to Washington from Temple Beth Zion in Buffalo, where she served as Assistant Rabbi.
“We are very much looking forward to Rabbi Green joining our congregation. We believe her spiritual leadership will inspire our current members and attract new ones,” said Joel Wind, president of Bet Mishpachah. Added Keith Cohen, a Bet Mishpachah vice president who headed the rabbinic search, “While we were fortunate to meet several highly qualified candidates during our search process, Rabbi Green was the top choice of the search committee, the board of directors, and the congregation as a whole.” Bet Mishpachah’s prior rabbi, Toby Manewith, left Washington in 2011 to return to her hometown of Chicago. Since that time, the congregation has been served by Rabbi Robert Saks, who will continue in the position of Rabbi Emeritus.
Rabbi Green brings over a decade of experience in Jewish education. Prior to assuming her duties in Buffalo, she served as Assistant Educator at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue and Director of Education at Aspen Jewish Congregation. She also has extensive experience in community organizing, interfaith relations, and social justice work, having worked and trained with Jewish Funds for Justice, the Religious Action Center, and Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice. Rabbi Green received her pastoral care training while working in hospital chaplaincy at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Rabbi Green received her B.A. in Religious Studies from University of Pennsylvania in 2000, and her M.A. in Hebrew Literature and Rabbinic Ordination from Hebrew Union College in 2007. She will be joined in Washington by her wife Mira and their 4 year old son Gus.
Until Rabbi Green is onboard, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for pastoral care issues and concerns.