After almost thirty years in the business world as an advertising executive and hotelier in New York City, Rabbi Gloria decided to answer a life long call and don the robes of spiritual leader. As a person who has spent much of her free time helping others, the transition to Rabbi was a natural one.
As an independent Rabbi in New York City, Rabbi Gloria is a great proponent of understanding the spiritual needs of the individual. She believes that the most important job of any Rabbi is to listen with a compassionate, empathetic and non-judgmental ear. Whether it is a joyous hug in times of celebration or a shoulder to cry on in times of transition, all are welcomed.
Whether working with individuals, couples who are about to be married in the Jewish faith, or those from different religions, she takes the extra time to consider the thoughts and dreams of the participants. Couples married by Rabbi Gloria talk about her open mind and heart. She enjoys travel, and will happily officiate at destination weddings. She also conducts baby-naming ceremonies, same-sex marriage ceremonies, and meets for premarital and general counseling.
Rabbi Gloria studied at the Rabbinic Seminary International under the guidance of founder Rabbi Joseph Gelberman.