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Rabbi Jen Gubitz

Rabbi Jen Gubitz

Rabbi Jen Gubitz is deeply honored to join the Temple Israel clergy team and is most excited to connect to young professionals as Director of the Riverway Project. Ordained at HUC-JIR in New York in May 2012, Rabbi Gubitz was a Bonnie and Daniel Tisch Rabbinic Fellow and served congregations in Mahwah, NJ, Steubenville, OH, Palo Alto, CA, and Congregation Beth Elohim’s Brooklyn Jews community for young professionals. She trained in chaplaincy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center which led to her rabbinic thesis entitled “Helping Jewish Children Live with Death.”

Rabbi Gubitz joins the Temple Israel clergy after four years at Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland, MA, where she served as Associate Rabbi and Director of Congregational Learning. Her work focused on developing innovative educational engagement that infused the spirit of camp with joyful and inquiry based prayer, Mussar learning and relationship building. Jewish music and summer camp shaped Rabbi Gubitz’s path to rabbinic life and she is a product of the URJ Goldman Union Camp (GUCI) in Zionsville, Indiana, where she served as Head Songleader, Program Director, and even Pool Director; she also served as Head Songleader at URJ Kutz Camp, and for NFTY regional and North American events.

Rabbi Gubitz is a graduate of Indiana University with degrees in Jewish Studies and English. After college, she served as a Legislative Assistant at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and as the Hochberg Israel Education Fellow at Hillel’s Schusterman International Center. Born in Knoxville, TN, and raised in Fort Wayne, IN, Rabbi Gubitz is a proud Indiana Hoosier Basketball fan and loves creative writing, folk music, improv comedy, poetry and puns, and visiting her family who now reside in New Orleans.

Introduction of Attorney General Maura Healey

Yom Kipppur 5777 Sermon

October 12, 2016

Rabbi Gubitz's Installation

October 28, 2016

Hagar and Isaac at the Well of Resilience; or #afterallthosethings

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On September 22, 2017
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Riverway Project, Erev Rosh Hashanah 5778, Rabbi Jen Gubitz When she noticed a man approaching her tent, she saw that he was thin with a modest set of shoulders that hunched a bit, but exuded strength. And a soft jawline. She knew that jawline, that kind face. Could it really be? It had been so […]
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Enough Light

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On February 4, 2017
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There are these images of them: they are bedraggled, in ragged clothing, hair disheveled, shoulders drooping, dark circles holding up their eyes. There are these images of them: they are holding one another, they are huddling around the fire, grasping at its heat and its light amid the plague of thick, thick darkness. Will he […]
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Fly High and Stick the Landing

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  • On August 16, 2016
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D’var Torah delivered during Riverway Project‘s Soul Food Friday at Temple Israel of Boston, August 12, 2016 Rows upon rows, shelves upon shelves, rooms upon rooms of series, of titles, of tables of contents, of chapters, of pages of books in the Boston Public Library. I was browsing and searching for just the right titles, just […]
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To Whom Will You Write? [9/2015]

Guest Blog for "On Being" with Krista Tippett

We are in that period of Jewish time when the postal service to the divine needs to add Sundays to its delivery schedule, needs to hire extra elves (wrong holiday), and needs to hire extra messengers (perhaps angels), to support the influx of pieces arriving in the mailbox on high. In this period, we must ask ourselves: To whom will we write? And what will we say? And how will we say it?”