Rabbi Gail Nalven

Guest Teacher Rabbi Gail Nalven


Rabbi Gail F. Nalven is ordained by the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute. She holds an MA in Jewish Education from the Davidson School of Jewish Education of the Jewish Theological Seminary where she was a Melton Fellow, and spent a year at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem at Mount Scopus. In addition, Gail has spent several years studying at the Drisha Institute, has attended the Bibliodrama Director’s Intensive Workshop, and regularly attends the Hava NaShira Songleaders’ Intensive. She completed Clinical Pastoral Education training at Beth Israel Hospital in NYC and just completed the Leadership Institute, a 2 1/2 year program of study for synagogue educators led by JTS and HUC-JIR.
Rabbi Nalven has taught in and directed education programs in various synagogue settings across the denominations including Temple Beth Torah in Nyack, Temple Beth Sholom in New City and Synagogue for the Arts in Manhattan. She currently is an educator at Temple Shaaray Tefila in Manhattan where she directs various programs.
Rabbi Nalven’s blog Adventures in Tefillah is found at tefillah.wordpress.com . She is coauthor of The Kiddush Murder: A Cantor Shoshana Goldberg Mystery, along with her spouse, Rabbi Dr. Patricia Rudden. Togther they live in Greenwich Village with their cats Mazal and Elul.