Beth Israel will officially install Rabbi Jordie Gerson as its assistant rabbi in a Shabbat celebration on Friday, December 5 at 6:15 p.m.
Rabbi Gerson started as assistant rabbi of Beth Israel in July. Rabbi Gerson’s father, Rabbi Gary Gerson, rabbi emeritus of Oak Park Temple in Oak Park, Illinois will officiate at the installation.
The installation ceremony and Shabbat service are free and open to the public, and will take place in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary at Beth Israel. The service will be followed by a celebratory reception.
After pursuing a Master’s at Harvard Divinity School, Rabbi Gerson attended Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem and New York City, where she served Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Congregation Rodeph Sholom on the Upper West Side, and The Edgar Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU. In addition, she sat on panels at Harvard Divinity School, and served as a consultant for the Jewish Museum.
After ordination, she served as the Senior Jewish Fellow and Associate Rabbi at the Slifka Center at Yale University, as associate rabbi and assistant director for Hillel at the University of Vermont, and as visiting rabbinic associate at Temple Emanu-el Beth Sholom.
Rabbi Gerson is a prolific writer who has been published in the Huffington Post, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, MyJewishLearning.com, Jewcy.com, and Lilith Magazine.