Our Clergy and Staff
Rabbi Lisa Bock
"It is such a blessing and joy to be at Ner Ami -- from smiling faces at Shabbat to thoughtful inspiring conversations at Torah study, to singing and praying together, Ner Ami is a place where people of all ages gather to learn, pray and celebrate Jewish life together.
It is a profound privilege and great joy to call Temple Ner Ami home."
Cantorial Soloist Karen Dworsky
Torah School Director Julia Newman
For more information, see the Torah School page.
Rabbi Emeritus Michael Lotker
Michael Lotker’s rabbinic career has grown along with Temple Ner Ami. Rabbi Mike, as we call him, served us from 1996-1998 after years of Jewish study and teaching, but before actually enrolling in rabbinic school. He has now come back to us fully ordained, having earned his Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters degree from Hebrew Union College. He also holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in physics and spent his first career in alternative energy (solar, wind, geothermal) development. He is a twenty five-year resident of our area, is married to Sonia and has three adult children. We are very excited about the recent publication of Rabbi Mike's book, A Christian's Guide to Judaism. You can find out more about it (and even order a signed copy) at www.lotker.com.
As of July 1 2012, Rabbi Mike assumed the position of our Rabbi Emeritus.