Rabbi Robert_Loewy



Rabbi Robert H. Loewy is the Rabbi of Congregation Gates of Prayer in Metairie, LA. He assumed that position in August of 1984. Prior to that, he was the Assistant and then Associate Rabbi of Congregation Emanu El in Houston, Texas for seven years.

Rabbi Loewy is a native of Hempstead, N.Y. He received his B.A. degree from Cornell University in 1972, M.H.L. degree from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in 1975, and was ordained as a Rabbi from that institution in 1977.

In addition to developing an active synagogue program, Rabbi Loewy is a leader with the East Jefferson Interfaith Clergy Association, board member of the Jewish Community Day School, Henry S. Jacobs Camp, New Orleans Women’s Shelter, Jewish Family Service and the East Jefferson General Hospital Pastoral Counseling Program. He is a Chautauqua Society Lecturer at Loyola University.

In addition he has been President of the Southwest Association of Reform Rabbis, of the Greater New Orleans Rabbinic Council  and New Orleans Jewish Days School, Chairman of the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, Officer and Program Chair for the Central Conference of American Rabbis, Secretary of the Greater Houston Rabbinical Association, Board member of ARZA and Dillard University Center for Black/Jewish Relations, and Jewish Chautauqua Society Lecturer at University of New Orleans.

Rabbi Loewy is married to the former Lynn Rosenfeld and has five children, Karen, and her husband David Widzer, David, Sara and Mica and two magnificent grandchildren- Judah and Elisheva


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                    RABBI ALEXIS PINSKY

                  Assistant Rabbi

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 Rabbi Pinsky was born in and grew up in  Atlanta and attended Tulane University  in New Orleans, where she double  majored in Jewish studies and  psychology, graduating cum laude in  three years.

 Rabbi Pinsky has served the Jewish  community in many  capacities  throughout the years. Most recently, she  was the  Rabbinic Intern at Temple  Emanu-El in NY  city. She also has  held positions  on the  board of New Orleans Hillel and has  led  services with Hillels of Westchester, N.Y.; New  Orleans; and  her  home congregation of Temple Sinai of Atlanta.

 Rabbi Pinsky has a passion for Jewish education and has taught Religious School, Hebrew, Torah study and various adult-education programs. She  has a great love of Israel, where she has lived, led trips and traveled extensively.


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