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Welcome RABBI CHANA LESLIE GLAZER!

We are excited to welcome Rabbi Glazer to the Adat Reyim community! 

 

Rabbi Glazer brings many gifts as she leads us into the future. Her strengths make her an excellent fit for our diverse congregation, embodying the values members said they are seeking. Congregants overwhelmingly found her compassionate, engaging and inclusive.

 

Rabbi Glazer is a lifelong learner with extensive knowledge of Judaism, along with diverse life experiences, making her an inspirational teacher for our youth and learners of all ages. She is deeply committed to Jewish inclusion and Jewish pluralism, excelling in building community, values that are important to our congregants. She is knowledgeable and experienced in leading ritual with tradition, purpose and meaning.

 

Bio for Rabbi Chana Leslie Glazer:

Rabbi Chana Leslie Glazer is a pluralistic Jewish spiritual leader and educator of all ages. She comes to Adat Reyim from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, where she serves as the campus rabbi, Hillel advisor and director of Jewish Life.

While at Bucknell, Rabbi Glazer has revitalized Jewish Life on campus, achieving significant gains in visibility, attendance and involvement of students, staff and faculty with Jewish community. Specific accomplishments include:

- Building three Jewish student leadership programs and successfully recruiting students to serve in each program.

- Creating a Jewish Faculty & Staff Interest Group to support students and expand community on campus.

- Launching three Jewish student engagement programs in collaboration with Hillel International - involving travel to Israel, Jewish learning and building Jewish social connections, respectively.

- Proposing and supporting a successful fundraising drive with Bucknell Jewish alumni to acquire a second Torah scroll.

- Collaborating with students to launch a sustainability program at Bucknell’s Jewish program house, the Berelson Center for Jewish Life.

- Establishing and maintaining a certified Kosher kitchen at the Berelson Center.

- Winning the President’s Staff Award for Diversity and Inclusion two times, for her work across interfaith and intersectional lines on campus.

Rabbi Glazer is deeply committed to Jewish pluralism and inclusion, having worked, lived or studied with many denominations of Judaism - including the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where she received her ordination, earning multiple honors and awards. Rabbi Glazer served as the spiritual leader of Congregation Am Haskalah of the Lehigh Valley, PA (Reconstructionist); Beth Sholom Synagogue of Memphis, TN (Conservative); and Beth Israel Synagogue of Roanoke, VA (Conservative). She also spent a year as a student chaplain in the Abramson Center for Jewish Life of North Wales, PA, a senior living residence – which was invaluable experience in working with Jewish elders.

Prior to that, Rabbi Glazer spent more than a decade working as a journalist, foreign correspondent and editorial manager, most of which was served covering Latin America and the Caribbean. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University.

Rabbi Glazer speaks five languages and loves learning. She enjoys art and culture of many kinds, current events, travel, spiritual practices including prayer, yoga and meditation, as well as getting outdoors and playing with her rescue dog, Nina Mina.

 

Thu, July 2 2020 10 Tammuz 5780