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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 Cantor Bromberg directly at (505) 553-4252. 
 
For non-urgent pastoral mattters (such as routine surgery or other hospitalization), please call during office hours or email Cantor at  cantorbromberg@nertamidsd.org.

 

Our 2019 Rabbi Search Has Concluded: Rabbi Sammy Seid accepted our offer and will join us on July 1, 2019

About Rabbi Seid

 

Born and raised in Orange County, CA, 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, Sammy enrolled in the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies where has been blessed to learn from some of the finest teachers and rabbis. He will receive his M.A. of Rabbinic Studies and Rabbinic Ordination in May 2019 from the Ziegler School, where he has also served as the Admissions Coordinator since 2017, helping to usher in the next cohorts of our people’s future rabbis.

As the rabbinic intern at Temple Beth El of South Orange County since 2017, Sammy enjoys many opportunities to engage community members of all ages. Sammy oversees the family learning programming of the religious school, leads the community in dynamic prayer experiences, serves as the youth director for the teen youth group, leads the monthly Tot Shabbat prayer service and other children’s holiday services, and teaches adult education classes. Through all of these touch points, Sammy passionately strives to meet members of the community where they are and engage them more deeply in their Judaism.

Sammy and his wife, Heather Seid, a Cantorial Student at the Academy for Jewish Religion, along with their (almost) two-year-old daughter Winnie, are excited to get to know the community of Ner Tamid and its members. We look forward to meeting you!

 

 

Cantor Caitlin (O’Sullivan) Bromberg is thrilled to be joining Ner Tamid Synagogue as Interim Spiritual Leader.  Passionate about building community through deepening ties to Judaism and each other, Cantor Bromberg hopes to inspire a year of connection, learning, spiritual beauty and FUN! 

Cantor Bromberg is a native Californian, born in Berkeley and raised Catholic in a large theatrical family in San Diego.  An adolescent interest in Judaism led to her conversion as a young adult, and a background in music and theater inspired her pursuit of a career as a cantor. 

Cantor Bromberg earned a Masters of Sacred Music, Diploma of Hazzan and Cantorial Investiture from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York. She also earned a B. A. in Theater and Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego. She recently returned to San Diego after serving several cantorial and interim spiritual leader positions in New Jersey. While in New Jersey, Cantor Bromberg managed the Introduction to Judaism program for the Union for Reform Judaism in New York and New Jersey. Cantor Bromberg served as Cantor in Conservative congregations in Albuquerque, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Her pastoral skills were deepened through service as a volunteer Chaplain for the Albuquerque Police Department.

Although Cantor Bromberg has extensive experience creating spiritually uplifting services and lifecycle ceremonies, and hopes you will join us frequently in prayer and song, she is excited about taking on the teaching duties of Spiritual Leader, and continuing the strong Torah learning tradition of Ner Tamid Synagogue.  In addition to Midrash and rabbinic texts, Cantor Bromberg delves into the Jewish mystical tradition, and is fascinated by the connections between anthropology, psychology and religion as reflected in the Torah. Cantor Bromberg is interested in the application of spiritual practices to everyday life – and looks to Jewish texts as a resource for asking and answering the global questions of our time – guiding us in our relationship to the earth and other human beings. 

Cantor Bromberg is looking forward to supporting the Ner Tamid community in this year of rabbinic transition. “A community can always go from strength to strength. Treasure the legacy, and build on that foundation for an amazing future!”

Sun, June 16 2019 13 Sivan 5779