Rabbi Bernard Gerson has been at Rodef Shalom since 1993, with one of the longest careers among his colleagues in the region. Gerson received his ordination 20 years ago from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America after receiving a BA in Jewish studies from Brandeis. Rabbi Gerson and his wife, Sue, have two children, Elliot, 19 and Jenny,17.
WITH 18 years behind him at Rodef Shalom, Rabbi Bernard Gerson describes his synagogue as the smallest big shul, a synagogue that offers a full range of services but has an intimate, family feel.
Since Rodef Shalom participated in a program called Synagogue 2000, Gerson has led his congregation in new ways to combine devotion to tradition while innovating to meet people’s spiritual needs.