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Rabbi Eric Gurvis

Rabbi Eric Gurvis has served as Senior Rabbi of Temple Shalom in Newton since 1999. He has a passion for youth engagement, social action, Israel engagement and education, and has served as national leader for the Reform Movement in those areas. In 2013 he was named a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.  Throughout his career, Rabbi Gurvis has been active in interfaith affairs, serving in leadership capacities in interfaith clergy groups in each community that he has served.  Rabbi Gurvis is the author of the Teacher’s Guide for Why Be Different? A Look Into Judaism, published by Behrman House, West Orange, New Jersey and was a contributor to the URJ publication A Taste of Judaism: Are You Curious – Program Guide.