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If you are trying to contact us in case of a pastoral emergency, such as: Death or imminent death in the family; moving a loved one to hospice; receiving a terminal diagnosis; emergency medical issues or accidents - Please contact Rabbi Sammy at 858 513-8330 to be forwarded to his cell if he is not in the office.

 

For non-urgent pastoral mattters (such as routine surgery or other hospitalization), please call during office hours or email Rabbi Sammy at  rabbisammy@nertamidsd.org

 

Rabbi Sammy Seid

About Rabbi Sammy

Born and raised in Orange County, CA, Rabbi Sammy Seid brings his Torat Chesed (“A Torah of Loving Kindness”) into all aspects of communal and personal engagement from prayer leadership and teaching, to social programming and relationship building.

 

After earning a BA in History at UC Santa Cruz and a Preliminary Teaching Credential at Cal State Fullerton, Rabbi Sammy enrolled in the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies where he was blessed to learn from some of the finest teachers and rabbis. He earned his M.A. of Rabbinic Studies and Rabbinic Ordination in 2019 from the Ziegler School, where he also served as the Admissions Coordinator since 2017, helping to usher in the next cohorts of our people’s future rabbis.

 

Prior to Rabbi Sammy’s service at Ner Tamid, he served as the rabbinic intern at Temple Beth El of South Orange County where he enjoyed many opportunities to engage community members of all ages. He oversaw the religious school’s family learning programming, led dynamic prayer experiences, served as the teen group’s youth director, led monthly Tot Shabbat prayer service and other children’s holiday services, and taught adult education classes. Through all of these touch points, he passionately strove to meet members of the community where they were to engage them more deeply in their Judaism.

 

From the earliest connection with Ner Tamid, Rabbi Sammy, along with his wife, Heather Seid (a Cantorial Student at the Academy for Jewish Religion), and their two-year-old daughter Winnie, felt an immediate sense of spiritual home and family. Rabbi Sammy brings his passion for welcoming and warmth, to ensure all feel included and engaged, to this already existing depth of inclusion at Ner Tamid. Recognizing that each of us connect to our Judaism and Jewish community in a variety of ways, Rabbi Sammy strives, alongside the loving members and leadership at Ner Tamid, to institute of vision of personal, spiritual, emotional engagement for all ages and all backgrounds. Whether you wish to participate in lifelong learning and spirited prayer experiences, fun social events and groups, personal religious growth and exploration, Rabbi Sammy is raring and ready to meet you, to get to know you, and to be by your side on your journey.

 

 

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