Rabbi Mitchell M. Hurvitz (Rabbi Mitch) first joined Temple Sholom as an assistant rabbi in 1995, was promoted to associate rabbi three years later and became the Senior Rabbi in 2001. Rabbi Mitch is a scholar, teacher, community activist and preacher, and is recognized as one of the prominent religious leaders in the Greenwich area and beyond. A frequent guest speaker at synagogues and churches, study groups, community institutions, and universities, he is a charismatic personality, who engages individuals and stimulates hearts and minds. His weekly teachings can be found in the Greenwich Citizen, the Connecticut religion blog Creedable, and in other local and national publications.
Rabbi Mitch is a noted authority within the Conservative movement on how to create a welcoming environment for intermarried families in congregations. An author of numerous popular and scholarly articles, he has also written the “Introduction to the Jewish Faith” and the Encyclopedia of Judaism for publisher Facts on File. Rabbi Mitch is a Past President of the Greenwich Fellowship of Clergy and the Co-Founder of The Sholom Center for Interfaith Learning & Fellowship.
Rabbi MItch was born in Boston and raised in Palo Alto, California. He earned a BA in History at UCLA, a Master of Hebrew Letters from the University of Judaism, and a second MA degree in Jewish Studies and rabbinic ordination with a concentration in Rabbinic Literature and Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Rabbi is blessed with his wife of twenty-four years, Roseanne, and their four wonderful children.
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