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Who We Are
Rabbi Mark Sameth
Rabbi Mark, who was selected as one of the country's 36 "most inspiring rabbis" in 2013 by The Jewish Daily Forward, led Shabbat services at the newly formed Pleasantville Community Synagogue for the first time in 1997. Visiting us from his home congregation, B’nai Jeshurun, Mark brought with him a joyous musical style influenced by his years as a rabbinic intern and service leader at that celebrated Upper West Side synagogue. “We were transformed this past Shabbat, and we will never be the same,” we wrote in a note of thanks to his mentors, Rabbis Roly Matalon and Marcelo Bronstein. “His warmth, compassion, and insight overwhelmed us.” Mark was soon asked to split his responsibilities between the two congregations; and upon his ordination in the spring of 1998 was invited to assume the spiritual leadership of Pleasantville Community Synagogue, becoming the first rabbi in Pleasantville in the 300-year history of the village.
Rabbi Mark set about responding to a need for inter-generational learning by creating our acclaimed “Family Education Shabbat” program. A popular teacher of adults, he also works closely with our bar and bat mitzvah students, getting to know each of them individually; and is acknowledged for his ability to guide them in making personal connections to our sacred texts and traditions.
Rabbi Mark’s interests include Jewish mysticism, interfaith and Jewish multi-cultural issues, and healing. He did chaplaincy work at New York Hospital, and is a dedicated and compassionate pastoral counselor.
Read Rabbi Mark's Column in this Month's Newsletter
Read a New York Times article featuring Rabbi Mark.
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