Rabbi Garson Herzfeld

Rabbi Garson Herzfeld joined our congregation in 2012. He leads Friday evening services, adult education, student confirmation classes, Bar and Bat Mitzvah lessons and other special activities twice a month. Rabbi Herzfeld conducts High Holiday services. He is also available for conversion classes, private consultations and life cycle events.Rabbi Herzfeld has enjoyed an eclectic rabbinic career. He has served congregations in Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec; Geneva, New York; Brockton, Massachusetts; Winchester, Virginia; and Brooklyn, New York.

He was the Hillel Foundation Director at University of South Florida in Tampa and Jewish Chaplain at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Colgate University, and most recently, Grinnell College. He has also held positions in the Jewish communal field (Federation and Jewish Community Center). He has been active in numerous organizations, both civic and Jewish, and has served on CCAR committees. In 2008, he was named a “Senior Rabbinic Fellow” at the Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem where he often studies in July.