Sam Blumberg is in his first
of four years at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Newton, MA.
Before coming to Hebrew College, he lived in Portland, Oregon and
taught Jewish Studies in the middle school at Portland Jewish Academy
for five years. Sam holds a Master in Jewish Education degree from
Hebrew College and is a graduate of the Pardes Educators Program.
Growing up, Sam was very involved in USY at his local Conservative
synagogue and always enjoyed learning and living Jewishly.
During his college years at the University of California, Davis, Sam
spent a semester at Hebrew University in Jerusalem (where he met his
and served as the president of the Jewish Student Union on campus. Sam
has been working with children since high school, teaching at several
synagogues in both California and Oregon.
While living in Portland, Sam tutored students to prepare them to
become B’nai Mitzvah, working with adolescents and their families to
craft a service that felt right for them.
Having spent more than three years living in Jerusalem, Sam brings his
love for Israel and the Jewish people to the Betenu community.
He is passionate about connecting and helping others connect with our
Jewish history and texts, and deeply believes that we can all find our
own relevance in the Torah and Jewish values.
Struggling with how we conceive of G-d and G-d’s role in our lives
helps to direct our actions in a meaningful way. Sam looks forward to
continuing on this journey with all members of the Betenu community.
to view the letter
that was sent to Betenu's members announcing Sam's
selection as Betenu's Rabbinic Intern.
Sam may be reached by contacting the Betenu office: 603-886-1633, or click here to send email.