Rabbi Eric Gurvis
Director of Chaverim and Community Engagement
Rabbi Eric Gurvis is a graduate of SUNY-Albany, with a BA in Sociology and Judaic Studies, and was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. Eric has served congregations in New York City; Jackson, Mississippi; Teaneck, New Jersey; Newton, Massachusetts; and is currently rabbi of Sha’arei Shalom in Ashland, MA.
In addition to his congregational work, Eric facilitates Mussar groups throughout the greater Boston area and Western Massachusetts. Eric is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and has trained with The Mussar Institute as a Mussar Va’ad leader. Eric lives in the Greater Boston area with his wife, Laura Kizner Gurvis. Eric and Laura have four children and a 2 ½-year-old grandson in whom they take great delight.