Rabbi Maya Y. Glasser (she/her/hers) has served Congregation Ahavath Chesed in Jacksonville, FL, since July 2021. She finds great meaning in the sacred encounters between people and tradition. Before arriving in Jacksonville, Rabbi Glasser was the Assistant Rabbi at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple in New Brunswick, NJ, and was ordained from the New York campus of Hebrew Union-College Jewish Institute of Religion in 2018 with their first-ever Certificate in Pastoral Care & Counseling.
The Jewish people love to share stories, as memory is a central Jewish value. We cannot forget what has happened to us because we must share it with future generations. The past is one of our best learning tools.