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Rabbi Eric Woodward is the rabbi of Tiferet Bet Israel synagogue. Growing up in a interfaith home, he knows how important it is for a synagogue to be deeply welcoming. He is passionate about prayer and Jewish learning, about reaching people deep in their souls, and about lifting us up to be loving global citizens.

Eric grew up in Los Angeles, and attended Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, from which he graduated in 2003, and where he met his wife, Katharine Baker. He was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2013. Eric and Katharine are the parents of two young daughters.

In 2015, he was named by the Forward as one of America's Most Inspiring Rabbis. He previously worked as assistant rabbi at Congregation Tifereth Israel in Columbus, Ohio.

Eric loves food and cooking, and would love to meet you to share recipes and restaurant recommendations, to talk about what is going on in your life, and to schmooze and be together.

Read Rabbi Woodward's Divrei Torah

Read Rabbi Woodward's High Holiday Sermons

Rabbi Danielle Parmenter’s Jewish journey began on the campus of Emory University, where she was exposed to the works of Abraham Joshua Heschel, Mordecai Kaplan, and Arthur Green. These great rabbis inspired her to study religion and later obtain a Master’s degree in Judaic Studies from Boston University. After becoming increasingly immersed in Jewish community and awed by Jewish ritual and Torah, Danielle was drawn to the rabbinate. Danielle spent seven years at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) and was ordained in the spring of 2014.   Danielle is deeply committed to the practice of Talmud Torah and feels called to teach our beautiful and wise texts and traditions to Jews of every age and from all walks of life.  Danielle loves “watching a student develop and grow into the person they are meant to be” and is “nourished by the knowledge that [she has] helped cultivate that growth.” Danielle is also involved with the Jewish mindfulness movement and has shared this connection with TBI through her Women's Circle and Contemplative Shabbat offerings. Danielle is currently participating in a two-year training program to become a Spiritual Director and looks forward to sharing this gift with TBI in the future. Danielle lives in Gwynedd Valley with her husband Scott and two children Henry and Annabel.


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