Rabbi Jason Nevarez, originally from New York City, went to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he received his BA. He was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, where he earned Master’s degrees in Hebrew Literature and Religious Education, and was the recipient of a number of scholarships, in addition to several academic prizes in Jewish education.At Temple Shaaray Tefila, Rabbi Nevarez has had the opportunity to do outreach, educational, and social justice work both in Israel and Nicaragua. He has also been able to marry his global learning experiences with his passion for youth work and education. He continues to help foster a congregation of learners, and enjoys working closely with families in individual/family pastoral counseling. Rabbi Nevarez is an alum of the STAR (Synagogues: Transformation and Renewal) Executive Leadership Program, and currently leads the Northern Westchester Interfaith Council. Rabbi Nevarez is also a die-hard Yankee fan, and notes that his children have been born into that same privilege!