Rabbi Rachel Greengrass
Rabbi Greengrass, of Temple Beth Am in Miami, believes that Judaism is a beautiful tool through which we can live spiritual lives of meaning and heal the world. Rabbi Greengrass was ordained from HUC-JIR in 2008. She holds a Masters of Arts in Hebrew Literature (HUC), a Masters of Religious Education (HUC) and is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH counselor. In 2011, she was granted the title of Reform Jewish Educator (RJE) by the Reform Jewish Educator Title Granting Commission. She serves as chair of the CCAR Resolutions Committee, is a RAC Balfour-Brickner Fellow, a Rabbis Without Boarders Fellow, a member of Hartman's first all female Rabbinic Fellowship, a founding member of RAC-FL, and is currently the President of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami. Rabbi Greengrass is a Mussar instructor and practitioner. Her deep commitment to prayer and Torah inspires and nurtures her deep commitment to social justice work. Her words, both spoken and written, have been published in a far range of mediums including a chapter entitled "The Planet in Peril" in Moral Resistance and Spiritual Authority: Our Jewish Obligation to Social Justice. She has been a featured panelist twice on NPR's All Things Considered, as well as the Miami Herald, Jerusalem Post, Time magazine, and others. She has written prayers and created rituals that are featured both in the CCAR Rabbi's manual as well as ritualwell.com. Rabbi Greengrass is safe zone certified, which means she is an official advocate for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community. This too is one of her passions. She also is an avid reader, plays the guitar, bakes challah every week, and loves her family.