Rabbi Rachel Gurevitz

Rachel Gurevitz is the Senior Rabbi of Congregation B'nai Shalom, Westborough, MA. In her congregation she is helping individuals to nourish and deepen their own path to positive Jewish living. Her passions include working on interfaith interaction and cooperation, music, chant, and meditation, and Jewish mysticism. Rachel was ordained at Hebrew Union College where she completed the rabbinic studies she began at Leo Baeck College, London. Prior to this, she received her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University College, London, researching, consulting and publishing on environmental and sustainable development education from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

Articles by Rabbi Rachel Gurevitz

Try this prescription for Spiritual Wellness

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting several groups of 5th graders at one of ...

Recreating the Rabbinate

In recent weeks, I was struck by a couple of conversations that got me thinking about what we do as ...

What Solidarity Shabbat brought to my community

We are no longer strangers to each other – the Sikh community, the Hindu community, the Muslim community, the Christian community…

The Conversation we might need to have this Rosh Hashanah is with ourselves

It was a powerful evening in which several people took the opportunity while we sat around as loving witnesses.

Your Burning Bush Moment

But God won’t take no for an answer...


Discussing where technology and AI (artificial intelligence) can aid knowledge and where it can harm human understanding

Living a Judaism That Is Outside the Box but Inside the Experience

There might be underlying principles that would have some determining factor on whether we felt like we belonged in a particular group or context

Jewish Rituals for All

Why would a non-Jew want to go to the mikveh?


Responding to the winds of change around us rather than simply being buffeted by them

Intersectionality and the Limits of Ideology

The limitations of the teacher I encountered as a young student don’t represent an entire segment of Jewish thinking.