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Rabbi Phil Bressler

Rabbi Phil Bressler Beit Am is honored to have Rabbi Phil Bressler serve as religious leader for our community. Phil was ordained in June 2018 after attending the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts. He grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he was active in the Reform Jewish community and spent his summers at URJ (Union of Reform Judaism) summer camp. Phil's path to the rabbinate began at Washington University in St. Louis, where exposure to the academic field of Biblical Criticism led to a wider exploration of Jewish meaning through prayer, study, and ritual practice. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jewish, Islamic, and Near-Eastern Studies in 2006.

Music has been an important part of Phil’s life from an early age, and he has made it an integral part of his rabbinic work. He got his start on piano and clarinet, and now primarily plays guitar and bass guitar. Phil is an experienced song leader, having worked at several Jewish camps and religious schools, including Camp Ramah in New England and Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston.

Phil is dedicated in his work to helping others connect with the part of Judaism that speaks to them and making Jewish tradition accessible and understandable to anyone seeking it out.

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