Rabbi Susan Schanerman has joined Temple B’rith Shalom in Prescott as spiritual leader. She has relocated from Phoenix where she founded Congregation NefeshSoul in 2013. Prior to that, she served as cantorial soloist and director of education at a large congregation in Tempe.
Rabbi Susan holds two masters degrees (education and Jewish studies) and a doctorate in Jewish Studies from Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago. She was a public school educator for 22 years, was a nondenominational chaplain for Hospice of the Valley, and has worked for Jewish congregations for over 20 years.
Temple B’rith Shalom is a vibrant and engaging Jewish center of worship, learning and pastoral care in the Prescott tri-city region. Rabbi Susan and other adult educators offer classes throughout the week on topics of Jewish interest. She directs the religious school, which provides educational opportunities for children ages 4-16.
Rabbi Susan believes in the power of music to create spiritual moments. She plays guitar and sings at services and religious school, and with the Temple’s cantorial soloist Jessica Dreifuss. Worship services are lively, musical and welcoming.
Rabbi Susan hopes to make Prescott her home for many years. She is married to Brian, a middle school math teacher in Phoenix, and they have a son, Ben, a CPA in Tempe. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Temple B’rith Shalom website at www.brithshalom-az.org.