Meet Rabbi Debra Smith….

B'nai Mitzvah Educator

Life Cycle Officiant

Spiritual Leader

Community Builder

Workshop Leader

Interfaith Leader


Rabbi Debra Smith is a dynamic spiritual leader, Jewish educator, life cycle officiant and family therapist, who saw a need for a place in Northern New Jersey that modern Jews and seekers of all backgrounds could come to share Joyous Judaism, a way of engaging Jewish living and learning that is contemporary, meaningful, fun, compassionate, relevant and, well, joyous!

Rabbi Marcia Prage
Director & Dean of Ordination Programs
ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal