Meet Rabbi Debra Smith….

Spiritual Leader

Life Cycle Officiant

B'nai Mitzvah Educator

Interfaith Leader

Community Builder

Workshop Leader


Reb Deb 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 Prager
Director & Dean of Ordination Programs
ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal