Meet Rabbi Gary Katz
I feel very privileged to be a rabbi. It has given me the opportunity to work with families and individuals from all different backgrounds and has enabled me to help others experience a positive and enjoyable experience with Judaism. I often meet with people during life-cycle events: bar/bat mitzvah, weddings, births, funerals. My goal is to accompany, and when necessary, guide them along their journey through these meaningful times and beyond. I have been a rabbi for over 25 years. In that time I have taught in Jewish day schools, run summer camps and youth programs.
I have worked in Jewish organizations in many different capacities including, serving as the rabbi for the Junior Year Abroad Program at Hebrew University, Student Activities coordinator at both the Ramaz School and the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan and Director of the Kislak Adult Center.
In addition to being a rabbi, I am also a social worker with a private psychotherapy practice. In my mind, being a rabbi and a social worker are one and the same. They both involve helping each individual be the best version of themselves they can be.
My goal, no matter my job title or position, is always the same: To help each person and each family, develop a positive feeling about their relationship with Judaism, themselves, God, and others.
A rabbi for every occasion.
A relationship for life.
Serving the Greater Tri-State Area
(NY, NJ, CT)
Wedding Officiants, Cliffside Park, NJ