Rabbi Maya Glasser

Rabbi Maya Glasser (rabbiglasser@thetemplejax.org) finds great meaning in the sacred encounters between people and tradition. Her favorite parts of being a rabbi include connecting with congregants of all ages, learning and growing through classes, prayer, and rituals, and striving to make our ancient texts new again. Rabbi Glasser is a member of the CCAR (Central Conference of American Rabbis) and the WRN (Women’s Rabbinic Network). She is pleased to be a part of the CCAR Committee on Worship and Practice and the Editorial Board of their upcoming Mourning App, and honored to serve as a board member of OneJax. Before arriving in Jacksonville, Rabbi Glasser was the Assistant Rabbi at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple in New Brunswick, NJ, and was ordained from the New York campus of Hebrew Union-College Jewish Institute of Religion in 2018 with their first-ever Certificate in Pastoral Care & Counseling. During her time in rabbinical school, she interned in communities in Belarus, Arkansas, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Mississippi, completed two units of Clinical Pastoral Education on regular and Palliative Care hospital floors, and worked at the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA). Rabbi Glasser was married to Jake Bayer (z”l). In her free time, she loves listening to show tunes, enjoying her cats Moses and Aaron, and praying for the New York Mets.

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