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

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.

‘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. ...