rabbi miriam

What people call you: Miriam

Congregation: University of Maryland Hillel

Location: 7612 Mowatt Ln, College Park, MD 20740

Denomination: Conservative

Ordained from: Jewish Theological Seminary

What do you love most about your work?: I love being a part of people’s lives the during the key moments when they are figuring out who they want to be in the world and infusing Judaism into those moments. Building those relationships and commitments are what sustain me in my work. It is what makes me excited to go into work every day.

How is Judaism valuable in your life? And/Or What lead you to your decision to become a Rabbi or Clergy member?: Judaism is not something we do or a box we can check to say we’ve fulfilled our duty. It is a way of life and of being in the world. Living Jewishly is about pursuing justice and making change in the world around us in order to better ourselves and our communities.