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Rabbi David Gerber

I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri which means, like many St. Louisans, I was born with a love of baseball. Upon graduating high school I attended Indiana University in Bloomington where I studied Media Design and Production. After college, I returned to St. Louis where I worked in the finance industry.

After five years as a stockbroker and retirement planner, I enrolled at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati to work towards becoming a rabbi. My time at HUC-JIR offered me the opportunity to serve multiple congregations of varying sizes including my student congregation in Kokomo, IN.

The most significant moment during my time in Cincinnati was during my third year of rabbinical school. On the first spring-like day of the year, my dog and I happened upon a beautiful woman reading alone in the park. Roughly six months later, my dog and I returned to the same park bench and asked this woman to be my wife (well...I asked...the dog wagged). Lauren and I were married in June of 2011.

In 2012, I was ordained as a rabbi and began to work in Maple Glen, PA as the assistant rabbi at Congregation Beth Or. A short time later, our family grew as our daughter, Paige, was born in November. In January of 2016, we were blessed once again with another daughter, Tessa Rose. As of now, the Gerber family consists of four humans, three cats, and one dog. We are a big, happy family.

Lauren and I are very active in our community. Lauren teaches one of our post b'nei mitzvah classes and helps out with the Early Childhood Center. In addition to my professional responsibilities, I enjoy playing in the synagogue softball league and am in the process of creating a football league. Our daughter, Paige, already feels like she owns the synagogue. She greets everyone at Shabbat services as they take their seats, and cannot be stopped from dancing when she hears music. Tessa loves to eat, sing, and run, and we can already tell she has a great sense of humor!

Learn more about Rabbi Gerber HERE

Fri, November 16 2018 8 Kislev 5779