Come join us for our first Shabbat of this season.

A convivial Kabbalat service, followed by a light one. All are welcome.

Rabbi Eric Gurvisis a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, with a BA in Sociology and Judaic Studies. He was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, and he has served congregations in New York, Mississippi, and New Jersey. Most recently, he completed 18 years as Senior Rabbi of Temple Shalom of Newton in Massachusetts where he is Rabbi Emeritus. For the past year, Gurvis served as East Coast Manager for Shalom Hartman Institute of North America where he has overseen all programmatic activity and relationship management in East Coast cities. 

Gurvis has been deeply involved in youth activities and Jewish camps, interfaith work, Israel programming, and education. He was a member of the 4thcohort of the Hartman Institute’s Rabbinic Leadership Initiative where he became a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Institute in 2013 and serves on the Rabbinic Advisory Council. He has completed training with The Mussar Institute and is a certified Mussar Va’ad Leader, and he is a blogger and regular contributor to Fresh Day, an online interfaith e-zine. 

Gurvis lives in Newton, MA, with his wife, Laura Kizner Gurvis. They have four children and a 15-month old grandson in whom they take great delight.