Meet the Clarendon Coffee Shop Rabbi!

Rabbi Rami Schwartzer is the founder of a new Jewish community for those in their 20s and 30s in the greater D.C. area. Rami is currently working as a community rabbi in Northern Virginia. You may catch a glimpse of him if you frequent coffee shops or bars in the NoVA area, where he can often be found chatting with friends and neighbors and sharing Jewish wisdom. He is a wonderful resource for those in their 20’s or 30’s who may not feel comfortable or ready to join a synagogue, chavurah, or other “official” Jewish institution.

A lifelong camper, Rami is also Director of Ramah Day Camp of Greater Washington, D.C., with over a decade of experience creating immersive Jewish environments. Rami has served congregations in New York, Texas, and Israel, and as a chaplain at MJHS Hospice & Palliative Care in New York City. He is the recipient of the Gladstein Fellowship in Entrepreneurial Rabbinic Leadership, the Myers Foundation Rabbinic Initiative, and the Leffell Israel Rabbinic Fellowship with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Rami holds degrees from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he received rabbinic ordination.

Rami can be reached at rschwartzer@gmail.com

–Naomi Harris

VP, Membership

 

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