Rabbi David Abramson
Rabbi David L. Abramson has served as Tikvat Israel's part-time Interim Rabbi since July 2012.
Rabbi Abramson brings nearly 30 years of pulpit experience and substantial pastoral skills with him to Tikvat Israel. He served as the spiritual leader of four synagogues (in Marblehead, MA, Minneapolis, MN, Beverly, MA, and Lorain, OH) and as assistant rabbi at a fifth (in Tucson, AZ), 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 at Suburban Hospital, with the Jewish Social Service Agency, and at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, where he leads religious services and provides pastoral care. In addition, he teaches at the Shoresh Hebrew High School in Rockville and serves as Adjunct Rabbi at Congregation Beth El in Bethesda.
A Bethesda resident, Abramson earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy at the University of Maryland. He earned board certification as a clinical chaplain in 2011 from the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.
Rabbi Abramson generally officiates at two Shabbat services each month at TI, holds weekly office hours, and is available to congregants for life-cycle events and pastoral care. Teaching is one of his passions, and he has made his mark on our Adult Education program, with our youth, and in our ECC.