Rabbi Elliott Tepperman has been the spiritual leader of Bnai Keshet, in Montclair, NJ since 2002. His rabbinate embraces spiritually courageous Judaism and loving pursuit of shalom and justice for all people. He believes that Jewish practice is most transformational when deep internal work becomes a springboard for building community and engaging with the world. And likewise when we bring the profound and mundane challenges of our personal and public lives to bear on our Jewish study and worship.
Elliott Tepperman is a founding member of the IAF-affiliated New Jersey Together, the Montclair Sanctuary Alliance and Faith in Action of Essex County. In 2019 he was honored by T’ruah as a Rabbinic Human Rights Hero. He was a member of Bend The Arcs 13 th Selah cohort. He is a graduate of the IJS Rabbinic Cohort 4 and the first Jewish Meditation Teachers Training and has been teaching meditation for thirteen years. He is a past President of the Montclair Clergy Association and he is the immediate past President of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association.
He is married to Sarah O’Leary and is the proud father of Akiva-Lev and Sam. Surprisingly he now finds himself swimming, running and playing guitar.