The Rabbi Transition Committee has announced the appointment of Rabbi Courtney Berman, of Ormond Beach, as the new rabbi of Temple Beth-El, Ormond Beach.
Berman said she made the decision to come to Temple Beth-El with her husband, Jeffrey.
“We were both impressed with the community when we visited for the first time, and we both felt that coming to Temple Beth-El would provide many opportunities both for me as a rabbi and for us as a couple passionate about building and strengthening the Jewish community,” she said in a press release.
She said she chose Temple Beth-El because she believes that she can be the right fit for this community.
“Now that I am starting my job, I get to begin the sacred work of partnering with Temple Beth-El, working to create a vision, and then working to realize that vision,” she said. “It is exciting.”
She looks forward to meeting people and listening to their stories, hopes and dreams.
“I am looking forward to meaningful relationships,” she said.
Rabbi Berman was ordained on May 17, 2015, and her position at Temple Beth-El will be her first full-time pulpit.