AJR CAA

Academy for Jewish Religion, California - Clergy & Alumni Association





Member:

Position: Rabbi/Cantor

Graduated AJRCA 2009, Ordained as Cantor
Worked as Cantor at Temple Emanu-El, San Jose, CA, 2006-2016
Graduated AJRCA 2016, Ordained as Rabbi
Hired as Congressional Rabbi, Temple Beth Tikvah, Wayne NJ, April 2016

Specializations

  • Baby Naming Ceremonies
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutoring
  • Conversion Classes
  • Corrections Chaplaincy
  • Dedications & New Home Blessings
  • Funerals, Memorial Services & Unveilings
  • Hospital Chaplaincy
  • Spiritual Counseling/Spiritual Direction
  • Teaching/Education
  • Visiting the Sick/Bikkur Cholim
  • Vocal/Instrumental Performance
  • Weddings

Other Specializations:

Fluent Hebrew language, both modern and biblical

Thesis Title:
CHILDLESS JEWISH COUPLES: Yes To Life! L’ Chayim! (2016)
AND THE WOMEN SAID, “CAN THIS BE NAOMI?”

Naomi Shemer, Contemporary Israeli Poet and Songwriter:
Her Artistic Expression – Poetry, Prayer, Or Both? (2009)

Email: msimerly@ajrca.edu

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