Friday, October 5
Dinner at 6:30 — open to the first 100 people to RSVP
Service at 7:30 — open to all!
Join us as we formally welcome and install the newest member of the Temple Sinai clergy & staff, Rabbi Beth Kramer-Mazer! A lifelong Reform Jew with pluralistic leanings, Rabbi Kramer-Mazer grew up in an engaged Jewish household in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Beginning at a young age, she was immersed in lively and dynamic Jewish communities, ranging from her creative synagogue, Congregation Beth El of the Sudbury River Valley, Jewish summer camp, NFTY (Reform youth group) and multiple Israel trips.
Rabbi Kramer-Mazer earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester, with concentrations in religion and psychology, and went on to earn a Master of Arts in Interdepartmental Jewish Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Since 1996, Rabbi Kramer-Mazer has worked full-time in the amazing arena of Jewish education, with sixteen of these years served in Rockland County, New York and the balance here in Bergen County. Rabbi Kramer-Mazer has received several awards and recognitions for her excellence in leadership and innovations in Jewish education. She has served on various boards and is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), the Association of Rabbis and Cantors (ARC), the North Jersey Board of Rabbis (NJBR) the Association for Reform Jewish Educators (ARJE) and the Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism (ECE-RJ).
Rabbi Kramer-Mazer is an alumna of the Leadership Institute for Congregational Educators, the acclaimed Rabbis Without Borders program and the i-Engage Leadership Hartman Rabbinic Fellowship. She is currently a member of a two-year immersive training program, the Davvenen Leadership Training Institute (DLTI). Rabbi Kramer-Mazer was ordained as a Rabbi in May, 2016 at the Academy for Jewish Religion, a sixty year old pluralistic seminary in New York. Among other areas, she has engaged deeply in training in pastoral counseling, the Jewish life cycle, leadership of worship services and hospital chaplaincy. Rabbi Kramer-Mazer is thrilled to serve the Jewish community as both a progressive rabbi and an experienced educator, blending passions and skills from both arenas.