Stay connected and keep learning! Join Rabbi Sam Natov for a focus on cultivating the mind and spirit.
Investigate the meaning of Shabbat morning liturgy and explore its history, where it falls in the morning service and how different musical settings affect the way we understand it. A great intro to Shabbat liturgy and enriching for more experienced worshippers!
Our patriarchs and matriarchs were all too human — and even today we can learn from the trials they faced and decisions they made. Join Rabbi Sam Natov for bite-sized teachings as she asks: Who were they as parents? And how can their stories help us reflect on our own spiritual journey of parenting — with all of its joy… and all of its challenges?
Rabbi Samantha Natov grew up in Dundas, Ontario. She holds a bachelor’s from McGill University and a master’s in musicology and ethnomusicology from the University of Virginia. Following her time as a cantorial soloist in Toronto, Rabbi Natov came to New York to earn her degree in sacred music from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. After working as a cantor at congregations in New Jersey and Brooklyn, she decided to become a rabbi. Rabbi Natov was ordained by HUC-JIR in 2015 and joined Stephen Wise Free Synagogue a few months later in July 2015.
As associate rabbi at Stephen Wise, she oversees the congregation’s adult education programming and social justice work.