Rabbi Emeritus Dr. David J. Abrams

Rabbi Dr. David J. Abrams served as spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Jacob of Wellington since the synagogue’s beginning when it was first called B’nai Avraham until 2016. Rabbi Abrams was ordained by the Academy for Jewish Religion in 1986 and became a member of the Rabbinical Assembly in 1990. He previously served as Rabbi at Temple Emanuel in Virginia Beach, Virginia for eight years before taking a leave of absence from the pulpit in 1994 to complete his doctorate in clinical psychology.

Rabbi Abrams has always been enamored by the human experience. He loves combining Jewish learning with psychological insights. Rabbi Abrams feels blessed to have the opportunity to have a successful private practice as a psychologist in Boynton Beach where he treats adults of all ages. As Rabbi Emeritus of Temple B’nai Jacob, he loves to observe the growth of Conservative Judaism through the synagogue’s many programs of education, worship, tzedakah, and socializing. When asked about the Temple B’nai Jacob experience, Rabbi Abrams becomes infused with pride, love and amazement for the community of people who work so hard to make the synagogue successful and vibrant.

Rabbi Emeritus Dr. David J. Abrams hopes to continue to serve Temple B’nai Jacob for many years to come. Rabbi Abrams, his wife Sharon, and their children are an integral part of the Temple family. They are hopeful Temple B’nai Jacob will continue to shine in the future and always serve as an Or l’wellington, as a light to the Wellington community.