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

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.

‘Tis the Season

Spring is graduation season. My Facebook feed is crowded with photos of my friends’ children in cap-and-gown garb, sporting smiles, ...

To Bow, or Not to Bow?

That’s my question every time I visit the Roswell Community Masjid (RCM). Since as a young child I was taught ...

Morning Exercises: Prayer

Two weeks ago, I began posting on my blog about my morning routine, or morning exercises as I called them. ...

Hidden Figures: Homeless in Suburbia

In Atlanta, where an estimated 3,000 homeless people that cannot be accommodated in shelters sleep in parks and under highway ...

Wandering in the Desert

What we leave behind speaks volumes

Mission at the Mexico-US Border

Human beings have devised many rules of three. Perhaps we are physically programmed to create these rules because our bodily ...