Originally, from Atlanta, Rabbi Mel Glazer received a degree in philosophy and Hebrew literature in a double degree program at Columbia and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Glazer received a masters in Judaica from JTS and was ordained in 1974.
He was a rabbi in Canada from 1992-1995. In 1995, he received his doctorate in grief and mourning from the Princeton Theological Seminary. Glazer has served at Temple Shalom in Colorado Springs for four years.
He is married to Ellen Mossman Glazer, a behavioral coach for young children. They have four children, Avi, Elan, Shoshi and Rafi.
RABBI Mel Glazer first found his passion for Judaism as a camper at Ramah in the Poconos. Initially sent by his late rabbi and role model, Rabbi Harry H. Epstein, Glazer went on to spend 20 summers at Ramah camps, attend Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Pennsylvania and ultimately be ordained.