Grace Gleason is an incoming fifth year rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She served as the Marshall T. Meyer Rabbinic Fellow at B'nai Jeshurun in Manhattan from 2020-22, where she is a prayer leader and teaches the Introduction to Judaism class. She has also served as a prayer leader and teacher in many other settings, including the New City Jewish Center, Moreshet Yisrael in Jerusalem, Camp Ramah in Wisconsin. Moishe House, Mishkan Chicago and Town and Village Synagogue in Manhattan. She is a graduate of SVARA yeshiva and Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and is passionate about Jewish text study as a spiritual practice. She is pursuing a Certificate in Pastoral Care and has served as a Chaplain Intern at the Osborne Association in Brooklyn, New York and will serve as a Chaplain Intern at Advocate Lutheran Hospital in Chicago this summer. Originally from Chicago, she earned a BA from University of Chicago in Political Science and Religious Studies.
Hazzan Louis "Labish" Goldman grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where his family has been involved at Congregation B’nai Amoona for four generations.
In St. Louis, he led High Holiday davening; would frequently chant Torah and Haftarah; and was part of a core group of individuals who served as Shlichei Tzibbur at Nusach Hari B’nai Zion. In addition, he served on the Adult Education Committee at Nusach Hari B’nai Zion, where he had the opportunity to teach classes on reading Hebrew, davening, and more.