Rabbi Ellen J. Lewis


Rabbi Emerita Ellen J. Lewis



Rabbi Ellen Jay Lewis served the Jewish Center of Northwest Jersey as its spriritual leader for 19 years before retiring in 2013. She was ordained in 1980 and came to the JCNWJ in 1994. While technically serving in a part-time capacity, she became well known to the congregation as a “full-service” rabbi. She also served as principal of the Hebrew School and conducted the “Rabbi’s Class” on Sundays as part of the temple’s Adult Education program.

Nearly 200 “Rabbi’s Message” columns authored by Rabbi Lewis appeared on this website and in every issue of the temple’s newsletters.

Messages from June, 2003, through Summer, 2013, are available on the Past Messages from the JCNWJ’s Rabbi page.

You can learn more about more about Rabbi Lewis, a Certified Pastoral Counselor and licensed psychoanalyst who teaches at the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis, at www.rabbiellenlewis.com.


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Shared Thoughts:

Interfaith Marriage: Lessons I Have Learned – Essay which appeared in the Jewish News What Is a Healing Service?


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