Rabbi Laurie Green

(908) 902-0557 | ravlaurieg@gmail.com

What people call you: Laurie, Rabbi Laurie, Rabbi Green, whatever you prefer!

Congregation: Kehila Chadasha in Montgomery County (a small congregation in which individuals, couples and families of all ages and backgrounds—including interfaith couples—can feel at home together)

Location: We meet in schools, recreation centers and members’ homes in Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Rockville, MD.

Denomination: Independent

Ordained from: Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

What do you love most about your work? Reinventing Jewish life for the 21st Century! Judaism is undergoing profound changes. I don’t bemoan the statistics that so many others view as prophesying doom. I welcome the new opportunities and new challenges. I am passionate about social justice, spiritual practice, building community, and radical inclusion.

How is Judaism valuable in your life? I became a rabbi to share the most meaningful moments in people’s lives. From simchas (joyful occasions) to sadness, I love to build meaningful relationships, one-on-one and in the community. I offer spiritual direction, pastoral care, meaningful learning, and personalized life cycle events.

Programs/Services you run/offer: Weddings and other Lifecycle Events, Group Learning, LGBTQIA Counseling, One on one Learning Opportunities, Conversions, Shabbat Services, Holiday Services, Couples Classes, Young Family opportunities, Adult B’nai Mitzvah, Counseling

Anything else? I am also a yoga teacher and meditation facilitator.