Rabbi Ilan Glazer will lead traditional worship services at Congregation Achduth Vesholom during the High Holy Days 5782 as our guest clergy.
He previously served as a pulpit rabbi at Temple Beth-El in North Bergen, NJ, and Beth Shalom Synagogue in Memphis, TN, both Conservative congregations.
Rabbi Ilan is passionate about ending the stigma of addiction in the Jewish world and helping Jews in recovery and their loved ones. Founder of Our Jewish Recovery, he also is the author of the award-winning And God Created Recovery: Jewish Wisdom to Help You Break Free From Your Addiction, Heal Your Wounds, and Unleash Your Inner Freedom.
Rabbi Ilan was ordained as a Rabbi and Mashpia (Spiritual Director) by ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, as a Maggid (Inspirational Speaker and Storyteller) by Yitzhak Buxbaum, and also studied at City College of New York, the Jewish Theological Seminary, Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, the Nava Tehila Bet Midrash, and around the Jewish world.
Rabbi Ilan has worked with many Jewish environmental and social justice organizations. He is a freelance recovery, relationships, and transformation coach, a spiritual counselor, and an accomplished storyteller and musician.
He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife, Sherri, and their cats, Peretz Dov and Annie Lev. Rabbi Ilan has been leading High Holiday services every year since 1998 and looks forward to joining the Achduth Vesholom community this year.