Rabbi Peter Grumbacher comes to Beth El with 37 years of experience as rabbi of Congregation Beth Emeth in Wilmington, Delaware.
One of his biggest loves is teaching and inspiring young people. He will be re-introducing Sunday morning assemblies to our religious school, preparing our b’nai mitzvah, and teaching in the upper grades.
During his Winchester weekends, he will also lead us in worship, offer counseling to congregants, and help with administration.
Bringing people together from diverse backgrounds is also a special interest. He has served as Chair of the State Human Relations Commission and Chair of the Delaware Region, National Conference of Christians and Jews.
Certified in Pastoral Counseling, Rabbi Grumbacher earned his Master of Social Work degree from Wurzweiler School of Social Work of Yeshiva University.
Before he kindly agreed to interrupt his retirement to serve as our part-time interim rabbi he was busily involved in counseling for Jewish Family Services, teaching in various venues, writing for the Wilmington Chapter of Hadassah and other outlets, including monthly columns in The Jewish Voice, the publication of the Jewish Federation of Delaware.
As our interim rabbi, Rabbi Grumbacher will help us:
- Focus on our history, as well as our future.
- Strengthen our leadership and develop future leaders.
- Clarify a realistic mission for Beth El that our membership will support.
- Work for the fiscal viability of the congregation We couldn’t ask for more.
And we are very grateful that he has agreed to serve during this pivotal year.