Rabbi Deborah Silver


    Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, 2010

    M.A. in Literary Translation, University of Essex, England

    B.A. Hons. in Hebrew Studies, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, England

    Deborah Silver, former Rabbi of Shir Chadash in New Orleans, was ordained in 2010 by the Ziegler School at AJU. She attended Cambridge University, England, then worked as an attorney at Mishcon de Reya, and at BPP Law School as an assistant professor, both in London. She creates entrances to Jewish wisdom through text, music and personal physical and spiritual practice so that it continues to speak to our hearts, souls and daily lives. Rabbi Silver has sat on the Committee of Jewish Law and Standards for the past five years. She is co-author, with Rabbis Guy Austrian and Robert Scheinberg, of the Movement's first teshuvah dedicated to non-binary experience and is working with two colleagues on a further teshuvah with rituals for women receiving a Gett.