As a spouse, mother of three, daughter, friend and teacher, as a former congregational rabbi committed to community and civil rights attorney championing the underdog, my work is both globalized and very highly individualized.
Rabbi Nesselson is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan with a major in Jewish History. She received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Northwestern University School of Law, and her Rabbinic Ordination from The Hebrew Seminary For The Deaf in Skokie, Illinois. Learn more.
In our world today, where many derive a sense of belonging and community through the internet alone, it is not surprising that the fastest growing group of Jews in America are the unaffiliated. Among the unaffiliated are many Jews for whom their Jewishness remains an integral part of who they are. They love being Jewish but they no longer belong to synagogues.