Rabbi Pamela Jay Gottfried

Rabbi Pamela Jay Gottfried serves at Congregation Bet Haverim and as the community rabbi for Your Jewish Bridge, providing access to Jewish lifecycle, pastoral and spiritual support to the unaffiliated in Metro Atlanta. She is also a ceramicist and a member of the American Guild of Judaic Art. Her current writing project is a collection of creative nonfiction that includes stories and poems about her 25+ years as a parent and rabbi.


Articles by Rabbi Pamela Jay Gottfried

Keep Saying Their Names

It has been a little more than six months since my last Yizkor service—I missed it on Shemini Atzeret, but ...

Not Alone in the Room

Having no idea how many people will attend in person, I set fifteen chairs in a semi-circle and place the ...

Three Funerals and a Wedding

“Our life is a walk in the night, we know not how great the distance to the dawn that awaits ...

Justice for All

Looking back on the first three weeks of 2020, a theme for the month of January emerges.  On the eve ...

Adulting

Two months ago, I purchased a Dyson vacuum for my daughter for her 25th birthday. She was thrilled and posted ...

Living, Not Dying

Faced with this choice: 1. Vaccinations and x-rays every six months. She could live another five years if it works. ...

Restore Yourself

A few months ago I realized I hadn’t been myself for a long time.  I’d been under a lot of ...

Step Up to the Mic!

I believe it’s not an uncommon experience to be at a lecture or gathering where someone steps in front of ...

Passage to Freedom

How futile is speech against a cruel government that has confined human beings in unsanitary, overcrowded prisons, in less humane conditions than abandoned pets in animal shelters?

Hineni, Here I am…

“Accompaniment Urgently Needed for Asylum Court Case.” Volunteers are needed on June 6th.