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Rabbi Jeremy Gimbel
Rabbi Jeremy Gimbel is the Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel, San Diego, CA. He grew up in the Reform Jewish world, attending URJ Camp Newman/Swig and URJ Kutz Camp, and serving as the Religious and Cultural VP on the North American NFTY Board. He edited Birkon Mikdash M'at - NFTY's Bencher, the Bencher used by the Reform Movement. Jeremy is also a song leader, serving as Head Song Leader at URJ Camp Newman/Swig ('06-08) and working with dozens of communities throughout California over the last decade.
Jeremy graduated from UC Davis with a major in Political Science and a minor in Religious Studies in 2008 and was the Youth Director at Congregation Beth Israel from 2008 until his admission to HUC-JIR in 2011. During his time at HUC-JIR, Jeremy wrote, produced, and directed The Book of Purim (A parody of "The Book of Mormon), served at Birkat Shalom on Kibbutz Gezer in Israel, served as the Student Rabbi at Temple Beth Israel in Redding, CA, and an Education Intern for the Bureau of Jewish Education of Orange County.
While working towards a Masters in Jewish Education with a Masters Concentration in Israel Education, he directed, produced, and edited Hatikvah, a documentary which explores the nuances of our shared anthem. He also led Tiny T'filah with Rabbi Joel Simonds at University Synagogue in Brentwood, CA. Jeremy served as the Rabbinic Intern at Congregation Beth Israel in San Diego, serving under Rabbi Michael Berk, and was the Student Rabbi & Music Director at Congregation Kol Ami in West Hollywood, serving under Rabbi Denise Eger.
Jeremy is married to Sarah Gimbel, PhD, who is a senior research associate in neuroscience, and is the proud father of Ari Caleb and Maya Esther.
|NFTY Birkon: How It All Began with Editor Jeremy Gimbel|
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|Birkon Mikdash M'at: NFTY's Bencher|