Nevei Kodesh

Rav Sarah Gershuny of Nevei Kodesh

Rabbi Sarah Bracha Gershuny became Congregation Nevei Kodesh’s spiritual leader in October 2014.

Inspired by a vision of spiritually enriching, future‐oriented, egalitarian Judaism, Rav Bracha was ordained as a rabbi in 2012 by Hebrew College, an institution dedicated to trans‐denominational Judaism where she also earned her Masters in Jewish Education.

Rav Bracha is passionate about the transformative and healing power of life lived in community. She honors the Jewish calendar as a profound medicine wheel, able to bring those who live by it into alignment with community, with divine transmission, and with Lover Earth herself.

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Rabbi Emerita – Rabbi Tirzah Firestone of Nevei Kodesh

Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, Ph.D., our founding rabbi, is now Rabbi Emerita. Reb Tirzah is a renowned teacher, author and Jungian therapist. She speaks and teaches locally and nationally on the topics of spirituality, ancient mystical wisdom for the modern soul, and the re‐integration of feminine wisdom into the Jewish tradition.

spiritual leader, as well as a renowned teacher, author and Jungian therapist. She speaks and teaches nationally on the topic of spirituality, ancient mystical wisdom for the modern soul, and the re-integration of feminine wisdom into the Jewish tradition. Reb Tirzah leads Shabbat services on the first and third Friday evenings of every month, all holiday services, Shabbat morning b’nei mitzvah services, Saturday afternoon Torah study emphasizing the wisdom of the Hassidic masters, and a variety of other classes and lifecycle rituals.

Reb Tirzah came back in 2004 with a new approach to spiritual leadership that incorporates lay-leaders who are trained to respond to the various needs of spiritual community, Bikkur CholimLifecycle RitualsMusic, Davvenen, and Tikkun Olam. Reb Tirzah is also committed to bringing our younger members into leadership positions and guiding members to deeper practice, such as through our two-year adult b’nai mitzvah program (which began again this winter.)

For written and oral sermons, as well as some guest teacher audios, click here.