Meet Our Rabbi
Meet Our Rabbi
Rav Bracha, Rabbi
Rabbi Sarah Bracha Gershuny became Congregation Nevei Kodesh’s spiritual leader in October 2014. Rav Bracha grew up in London, England, in a Modern Orthodox home, and became deeply involved with Jewish Renewal during a year at the Elat Chayyim Jewish Retreat Center in Accord, NY. Inspired by a vision of spiritually enriching, future‐oriented, egalitarian Judaism, she decided to become a rabbi. She was ordained in 2012 by Boston's 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.
Rav Bracha is thrilled to be serving Nevei Kodesh. She is inspired to help the community reach new heights in Jewish education for children, teens and adults, build caring, supportive community for every individual, foster social activism, and create an environment that attracts and integrates seekers of all types. She loves music, friendship, and being in nature. She looks forward to meeting you soon!
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.