Rabbi Eric Gurvis

Rabbi Eric Gurvis became senior rabbi of Temple Shalom in Newton, MA, in July 1999. His rabbinic career spans more than 30 years, including synagogues in New York City, Jackson, MS, and Teaneck, N.J., before coming to Temple Shalom. Rabbi Gurvis is a recognized leader of youth and camping programs. He served as dean of faculty and chairperson of the education committee for the URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps from 1995-2011 and as chairperson of the committee on youth for the Central Conference of American Rabbis from 1986-1993. Rabbi Gurvis has served on the national board of ARZA (Association of Reform Zionists of America) and the Commission on Social Action. He has been active in interfaith affairs, having served as president of the Mississippi Religious Leadership Conference, founding chairperson of the Jackson Clergy Network, and as first chairperson of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Bergen and North Hudson Counties’ task force on Inter Group Relations. He served as president of the Newton Interfaith Clergy Association from 2009 to 2013.