Our Rabbi

Rabbi Caryn Broitman, MVHCRabbi: Caryn B. Broitman

Rabbi Caryn Broitman graduated from Harvard University in the Comparative Study of Religion, and received her Rabbinical Ordination from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She has been a Senior Educators Fellow at the Melton Center of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1996/7) and a Daniel Jeremy Silver Fellow at the Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University (2017).​

Rabbi Broitman began her tenure as Rabbi of the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center in 2003. Some of her interests include: religion and literature, interfaith and multi-faith dialogue, and faith-based approaches to issues of justice and human rights.Rabbi Broitman’s vision for the Hebrew Center is to be a community of Jewish learning, spiritual growth, community connection and social responsibility for issues both locally and globally.

On her free time Rabbi Caryn loves to spend time with her family; read literature and poetry; cook (and eat) Middle Eastern Food; and walk, bike and Kayak around our beautiful Island.

Meet with the Rabbi

The Rabbi’s regular office hours for individual appointments are Wednesdays and  Thursdays.   Other times are also available for those who work   during  this time.  Please call Max at the office to set up an appointment [508-693-0745].

Ask the Rabbi

Rabbi Broitman appears in every other issue of Moment Magazine as the Reconstructionist Rabbi in their column “Ask the Rabbis.”

Click to hear: “A Day of Rest and Reflection: Observing the Sabbath” Rabbi on The Mindy Todd Show (NPR)

Click to hear “Religion and Government,” a panel of faith leaders explore the role of religion and faith in matters of the state, Rabbi Broitman on the Mindy Todd Show.