Rabbi Steven Westman was inspired to become a Florida Rabbi after learning about the Holocaust from his parents and family, who were Holocaust survivors. He first attended the University of Illinois where he received his B.A. in English. Rabbi Westman then went on to the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati where he received his Rabbinic Ordination. He later went on to complete his Doctor of Divinity degree at Hebrew Union College in 1997.
Rabbi Westman has led pulpits in both Reform and Conservative congregations during his 30 plus years in the Rabbinate. He is musically gifted and has often included piano or guitar as part of his services. He has accompanied many cantors and, as a talented wedding Rabbi, has entertained at numerous temple and community functions as well.
Rabbi Westman also has a love of humor, particularly Jewish humor. He has taught Jewish humor classes to all ages from high school to retirement. He has also taught comparative Judaism and comparative religion courses throughout Palm Beach County.
Rabbi Westman has been an involved member in all areas of interfaith relations in the community, having served as president of the Clergy Association of Palm Beach County, as well as helping foster relations between synogogues and community churches.
He has also worked with all age groups, from teaching music at our Jewish Community Day School, to working with classes at the Jewish High School. He has officiated at bar mitzvah ceremonies, accompanied teens and survivors on several March of the Living programs, as well as teaching adult education classes at many temples and for many organizations including Jewish, Christian, and secular.
Most importantly, Rabbi Westman is well deserving of the many commendations he has received, such as the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County Leadership Award, the Tower of David Award from the State of Israel Bonds, and has been featured in Who’s Who in Religion, Who’s Who in the South, and Who’s Who in America.
About Wedding Rabbi Steven Westman
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