Rabbi Rachel Gurevitz

Rachel Gurevitz is the Senior Rabbi of Congregation B'nai Shalom, Westborough, MA. In her congregation she is helping individuals to nourish and deepen their own path to positive Jewish living. Her passions include working on interfaith interaction and cooperation, music, chant, and meditation, and Jewish mysticism. Rachel was ordained at Hebrew Union College where she completed the rabbinic studies she began at Leo Baeck College, London. Prior to this, she received her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University College, London, researching, consulting and publishing on environmental and sustainable development education from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

Articles by Rabbi Rachel Gurevitz


Responding to the winds of change around us rather than simply being buffeted by them

Intersectionality and the Limits of Ideology

The limitations of the teacher I encountered as a young student don’t represent an entire segment of Jewish thinking.

Today I Am a U.S. Citizen

I arrived in the United States on a student visa in 2003.

What Artificial Intelligence Can Teach Us About Ourselves

How technological innovations impact the human condition

Why Are Seders So Slow?

(And why they don't have to be!)

If ‘Trolling’ Is A Symptom, Have We All Become Infected?

Last week, as I began my annual exploration of Jewish ethical wisdom on the use of speech, or lashon hara, I ...

Finding Equilibrium Through the Practice of Kindness

Many of us are feeling buffeted by politics, angry dynamics in public discourse, and fears of what may lie ahead. ...

How a Trip to Cuba Changed My Perspective

I just returned from a congregational mission trip to Cuba yesterday. It is quite possibly one of the most interesting ...

Don’t Let the Light Go Out!

Last night our congregation’s chant meditation group met to contemplate light as we arrived at the cusp of the darkest ...

When a presidential candidate is misinformed about late term abortion

In recent weeks there has been a great deal said by presidential candidate, Donald Trump, that has caused deep upset ...