Originally from the Orthodox Jewish community of Miami, Florida, Rabbi Naomi Zaslow received her Rabbinic Ordination and a Certificate in Pastoral Care and Counseling at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) in May 2022. As a member of the LGBTQ community, Rabbi Zaslow has experienced the feeling of being an “outsider” to Judaism, a feeling that has fueled her passion for helping others find their place within the Jewish story; connecting each of us to community, God, and Torah. Prior to rabbinical school, Rabbi Zaslow served a year of national community service with Americorps, and spent two years teaching English in Seoul before diving into the sea of Jewish texts. Rabbi Zaslow is a talented vegetarian cook, and loves using food as a way to travel the world and bridge differences. She enjoys curling up with her Nintendo Switch, reading sci-fi and fantasy, and watercolor painting. Rabbi Zaslow and her spouse, Matthew, are absolutely delighted to be joining the Beth El community! At JTS, she received the Rabbi Sidney Greenberg Homiletics Prize for Sermons, and served as president of the rabbinical student government. Rabbi Zaslow holds a Masters in Jewish Education from Hebrew College/Pardes, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan with a BFA in Visual Art and a minor in Intergroup Dialogue.
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