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Rabbi David Abramson

Rabbi David L. Abramson was appointed to lead Tikvat Israel Congregation on July 1, 2012, following the retirement of Rabbi Howard D. Gorin following 32 years of service.

Rabbi Abramson has nearly 30 years of pulpit service and substantial pastoral experiences with him to Tikvat Israel. He has served as the top spiritual leader at four synagogues (Temple Sinai, Marblehead, Mass.; Bnai Emet Synagogue, St. Louis Park, Minn.; Temple Bnai Abraham, Beverly, Mass.; and Agudath Bnai Israel, Lorain, Ohio) and as assistant rabbi at a fourth (Congregation Anshei Israel, Tucson, Ariz.) in a career that began with his ordination by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1984. Since moving to the Washington area in 2009, he has served as a chaplain with the Jewish Social Service Agency and the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, where he had led religious services and provided pastoral care. In addition, he teaches rabbinics to secondary school students at the Shoresh Hebrew High School in Chevy Chase, Md., and serves Congregation Beth El in Bethesda, Md., as adjunct rabbi.

A Bethesda resident, Abramson earned his undergraduate degree as a philosophy major at University of Maryland. He earned board certification as a clinical chaplain in 2011 from the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.

Abramson officiates at two Shabbat services each month at TI, holds weekly office hours, writes a weekly electronic sermon for congregants and is available to TI members and their families for pastoral support.