What people call you: Rabbi Amy, Rabbi Schwartzman

Congregation: Temple Rodef Shalom

Location: 2100 Westmoreland St, Falls Church, VA 22043

Denomination: Reform

Ordained from: Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

What do you love most about your work?: Bringing joy and meaning to the most important events in people’s lives through Judaism.

How is Judaism valuable in your life? And/or what led you to your decision to become a Rabbi or Clergy member?: Judaism has the potential to change relationships, families, experiences, communities, and more. It adds meaning, justice, love, tolerance, inclusion, and power to many moments. Rabbis are facilitators of this and that makes my daily work valuable and worthwhile.

Services offered: Social justice/community service work, engagement with politics from a Jewish lens, group travel, social events