RABBI ROBERT H. 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
RABBI ALEXIS PINSKY
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.