Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz
Faith Joy Dantowitz
Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz joined Temple B’nai Abraham in 2010. She received her B.A.S from the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Electrical Engineering and Applied Science. After ordination at HUC-JIR in 1993, she served as a rabbi at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Short Hills, NJ for eleven years. Following that, she was the Regional Director of Admissions and Recruitment at HUC-JIR in NY for six years. She spent nine summers (2003-2011) on Faculty at URJ Camp Harlam in the Poconos. Rabbi Dantowitz was in the 4th Rabbinic Cohort of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. She is passionate about social justice and was involved in efforts for marriage equality in NJ. Rabbi Dantowitz is a member of the Women’s Rabbinic Network and CCAR. She is involved with Faith in New Jersey and the Do Not Stand Idly By Campaign against Gun Violence. She was selected as an American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Global Justice Rabbinic Fellow (2014-2015) and traveled to Guatemala in 2015. She is currently a JOIN (Jewish Organizing Institute and Network) for Justice Rabbinic Fellow.
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Celebrate Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz Receiving an Honorary Doctor of Divinity!
Temple B’nai Abrham is very proud to announce that Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz will receive her Honorary Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, from her alma mater, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. This honor comes upon her completion of 25 years in the rabbinate.
- HUC-JIR/NY Graduation ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 3, at Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, located at One East 65th Street in Manhattan. All are invited to share in her simcha at the ceremony!
4:00 – 6:00 PM Ceremony, Lowenstein Sanctuary
6:00 PM Reception, Blumenthal Hall
- Please join us for Shabbat Services on Friday, May 4, 6:30 PM at TBA, when Rabbi Dantowitz’s achievement will be recognized.