Chai in the Hub 2016 Winners: Rabbi Getzel Davis

Name: Rabbi Getzel Davis
Occupation/Employer: Founder and Director of Unorthodox Celebrations, and Associate Rabbi and Jewish Educator at Harvard Hillel 

Describe your career in one sentence. 
As a rabbi, I interrupt people's lives with moments of meaning, connection and liberation.  

What was your favorite way to give back this year? 
I started Unorthodox Celebrations in order to match unaffiliated Jews with rabbis and cantors to perform their life-cycle events.

What other organizations, boards, charities, etc. are you a part of?

  • Teva Learning Center's Leadership Counsel 
  • 2015 CJP PresenTense Fellow  

Just a few of my fun facts are… 

  • I got married December 13th here in Boston! 
  • I led Kol Nidrei Services at Occupy Wall Street in NYC. 
  • I have taught hitbodedut—a form of Jewish meditation—to over 1,000 people.  


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