Rabbi Nathan Martin
Rabbi Nathan Martin graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) in 2006. Since that time he has served as the Assistant Director of the University of Michigan Hillel (2006-10), the Director of Student Life at RRC (2010-17), as well as the Associate Rabbi at Beth Israel (2015-present).
Rabbi Nathan brings a passion to his work for creating spirit-filled, caring communities that are also dedicated to the important work of repairing the world. He has taught prayer at RRC and has been blessed to serve as a prayer leader for a variety of Reconstructionist, Reform, Renewal and Conservative communities. He completed 2-year training for religious environmental leadership with Greenfaith (2007-2008), and recently organized a Philadelphia Jewish contingent to head to the 2017 People's Climate March. Rabbi Nathan also completed a two-year training in Jewish mindfulness practice with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS) from 2011-2013. In his learning and teaching he particularly finds himself drawn to the ways in which our spiritually oriented texts in our tradition can help inform and guide our practice as Jews today.
Rabbi Nathan is also a proud parent of two young children, Hadassah and Yehuda, a cyclist, and a gardener. And he is lucky to be partnered with Abby Weinberg, herself a Jewish professional working for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.