Temple Israel’s New Clergy!

Meet Rabbi Jesse Gallop and Cantor Rita Glassman 

Rabbi Jesse Gallop came to our community six years ago, as the founding director of Camp Pinebrook. Rabbi Jesse built a summer home for over 200 children in Westchester County incorporating his Rabbinic training and skills creating the only Reform Jewish camp curriculum in our area.

His rabbinical calling has been to create a community using the toolboxes of our text and traditions. Rabbi Jesse has shown his commitment to partner with congregants, staff, and board members, to create a home based upon Reform Jewish ethics, care, support, and respect. Read more…

Cantor Rita Glassman grew up in Mamaroneck, New York where she attended the Westchester Day School and Mamaroneck High School. Cantor Rita was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York and is a Board Certified Chaplain through the National Association of Professional Chaplains. Cantor Rita is a knowledgeable teacher of Torah and brings a depth of spirituality, insight, and wisdom to all of her Cantorial Endeavors. Read more…


Friday, July 1st, was the first Shabbat service led by Rabbi Jesse Gallop and Cantor Rita Glassman, together.

See below for their service, followed by the sermon given by Cantor Rita, graciously offered by Rabbi Jesse.



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Click here for all their sermons…