Clergy

Rabbi Edward Bernstein

Rabbi Ed serves as a chaplain for Vitas Healthcare and is an accomplished educator and author. From 2011 to 2017, he served as Spiritual Leader of Temple Torat Emet in Boynton Beach, Florida, and also served pulpits in New Rochelle, NY, and Beachwood, OH. He was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York in 1999. He has held numerous leadership positions in rabbinic and Jewish communal organizations on the local, regional and national levels. He recently completed terms as President of the Rabbinical Assembly of South Florida and Vice President of the Board of Rabbis of Palm Beach County. Rabbi Ed has also been a fellow in several renowned continuing education programs for rabbis and clergy including Greenfaith and STAR-PEER. His book Love Finer Than Wine: The Writings of Matthew Eisenfeld and Sara Duker was a 2016 National Jewish Book Awards Finalist. Rabbi Bernstein’s wife, Ariella Reback, is an attorney. They live in Boynton Beach with their children Sam, Noam and Esther.

Click here to learn more about Rabbi Ed and read some of his writings: www.rabbiedbernstein.com.

Cantor Bobra

Cantor Bobra is Rabbi Nessa’s sister and the youngest daughter of Gan Eden founding parents, Norm and Arlene. Cantor Bobra has served Congregation Gan Eden since 1995. Cantor Bobra received her training from Cantor Samuel Rosenbaum (of blessed memory) of Temple Beth El in Rochester, NY, and was privately ordained in 2002.  Cantor Bobra and Rabbi Nessa’s dream for the musical aspect of Gan Eden services is for the music to move our congregants spirits, and for those of you who know, feel like Camp Ramah.

 

Rabbi Nessa Bush Chamberlain of Blessed Memory

Rabbi Nessa created Congregation Gan Eden in 1993 to fulfill her dream of leading a congregation in joyous prayer. She studied in Israel and with Rabbi Zalman Shachter Shalomi. Rabbi Nessa left this earth in August, 2001 and continues to lend her angelic spirit to our congregation and watch over us.