Pamela Jay Gottfried

Rabbi Pamela Jay Gottfried is the Dean of Jewish Studies and Student Life at The Weber School in Atlanta. She is a member of the American Guild of Judaic Art and serves on the Board of Directors of the Neshama Interfaith Center. The author of Found in Translation: Common Words of Uncommon Wisdom, Gottfried is currently revising the manuscript of her second book. Connect with her at

Articles by Pamela Jay Gottfried

Seventeen Minutes

We stand facing the row of empty desks and chairs

Good Citizen

When the jury duty summons comes.

Winter Break Ritual

Consulting with my adult daughter about what she’s reading now...

Who Cares About Esau?

There is no way to know whether they will remember anything I taught them or whether they will still care about Esau in 25 years

Trashing the Towers

Students would transform trash into a piece of art that conveyed their understanding of the Tower of Babel story.

“Finders Keepers”

What should one do with an envelope of money?

Seeing and Believing

I don’t believe I will experience an emotional or spiritual connection while viewing the eclipse.

Playing With Fire

I do not set the table on fire accidentally. I set my piece on fire intentionally