Rabbi Deborah Silver was ordained by the Ziegler School at the American Jewish University, Los Angeles in 2010. While there, she co-edited three volumes of the Ziegler Adult Learning Walking With… series with the school’s Dean, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson and also won the Whizin Prize for Jewish Ethics in 2009. She holds a Master’s degree in Hebrew Studies from Cambridge, England, and an MA in Theory and Practice of Literary Translation from the University of Essex, England.
Rabbi Silver initially worked in theater and publishing, including a post as the Senior English Editor of the Oxford English-Hebrew Dictionary of Current Usage. She then qualified as an attorney, working as a litigator with Mishcon de Reya, London and as an Associate Professor at BPP Law School, London before the pull of the rabbinate proved irresistible. She is a recently qualified yoga instructor whose interests also include dance and music.
Rabbi Silver aspires to convey Judaism’s power to address and transform the big questions of our lives, enabling us to live into our greater purpose. She hopes that her rabbinate embodies the deep love of Jewish learning – in all its many and varied forms – which has characterized her journey so far.