Rabbi Aubrey L. Glazer
Rabbi Aubrey L. Glazer, Ph.D. has served as the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Sholom since July of 2014. A native of Toronto, Canada, Rabbi Glazer holds a B.A. in French Language and Literature (University of Toronto, 1994), an M.A. in Jewish Philosophy (Jewish Theological Seminary Graduate School), and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Hermeneutics (University of Toronto, June 2005).
Rabbi Glazer envisions our Jewish tradition as evolving and nimble, designed to sustain and improve the intellectual and spiritual potential within each of us, and to inspire us to act as agents of positive change in the world. He celebrates “the inspiration that comes from learning, listening, questioning, questing, meditating, and caring,” but insists that a rousing spiritual space cannot be created in isolation. The dynamism of our community happens for Rabbi Glazer by connecting CBS members to one another as well as to both the unbroken chain of our authentic, Jewish spiritual tradition and the urgent realities of contemporary life.
Rabbi Glazer is also the author of Mystical Vertigo: Kabbalistic Hebrew Poetry Dancing Cross the Divide (Academic Studies Press, 2013), A New Physiognomy of Jewish Thinking: Critical Theory After Adorno as Applied to Jewish Thought (New York: Continuum, 2011), and Contemporary Hebrew Mystical Poetry: How It Redeems Jewish Thinking (Edwin Mellen Press: New York, 2009).
To schedule a meeting with Rabbi Glazer, please contact his assistant.
Rabbi ResourcesDetails about most of Rabbi Glazer’s books and book contributions can be found on his Amazon Author Page.
A digital offprint of Rabbi Glazer’s review of David M. Seidenberg‘s book Kabbalah and Ecology: God’s Image In The More-Than-Human World is available here. The review will be published in the March 2016 of the journal Theological Studies.
A digital offprint of Rabbi Glazer’s chapter contribution to Tikkun Olam: Judaism, Humanism, & Transcendence (New Paradigm Matrix Publishing, New York, 2015) is available here.