Rachel Greengrass

Greengrass, RachelRabbi Greengrass is passionate about education, pursuing social justice and Judaism! As such, she creates curriculum as well as teaches in Temple Beth Am’s Day School, Religious School, adult, teen and prenatal communities. Rabbi Greengrass is a sought-after speaker and has been featured at many houses of worship throughout Miami-Dade. She brings social action projects to our entire congregation through monthly trips to a local food pantry, organic gardening, monthly mitzvah projects through the schools and more. She informs our congregation about Judaism’s take on pressing issues of the day through our Social Justice Speaker Series and engages our community through advocacy work.

Her passion for Judaism is seen from how she leads a service, how she engages adults and students alike, creating new and innovative ways for families to connect to Judaism and one another, and in leading trips from city hall to Israel.

Rabbi Greengrass was ordained from HUC-JIR in 2008. She holds a Masters of Arts in Hebrew Literature (HUC), a Masters of Religious Education (HUC) and is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH counselor. In 2011, she was granted the title of Reform Jewish Educator (RJE) by the Reform Jewish Educator Title Granting Commission. She serves on the CCAR Resolutions Committee, is a RAC Balfour-Brickner Fellow, serves on both the Baptist IRB and the board of the Rabbinic Association of Greater Miami. Rabbi Greengrass is a Mussar instructor and practitioner. Her words, both spoken and written, have been published in a far range of mediums, from the Miami Herald to Time magazine to ritualwell.com.

Rabbi Greengrass is safe zone certified, which means she is an official advocate for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community. This too is one of her passions. She also is an avid reader, plays the guitar and loves to relax through dance and yoga.