Rabbi Debra Eisenman is one of seventeen generations of Rabbis.
Rabbi Eisenman graduated from the Joint Program of Columbia University and List College at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York. She earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees and received the Abraham Joshua Heschel “Spirit for the Search for Truth Award,” for outstanding academic achievement from List College.
Upon graduation, she entered rabbinical school at JTS. Rabbi Eisenman earned both her MA and Rabbinical ordination at JTS and received the Israel Levinthal award for Homiletics for her innovative interpretations of sacred text.
After holding pulpits in Elgin, Illinois and Freeport, New York, Rabbi Eisenman and her family moved to Boca Raton and she became the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Tikvah of West Boca Raton. She transitioned to becoming the head chaplain at Boca Raton Care Center providing spiritual care to terminally ill patients.
Rabbi Eisenman has been a Florence Melton Instructor for nearly ten years and was honored to receive the title of "Master Instructor." She is committed to bringing innovative, interactive, pluralistic and spiritual learning to the adult Jewish community of Palm Beach County.
Currently, Rabbi Eisenman is working on a novel entitled The Proverbial Woman: A Modern Midrash of the Book of Proverbs.
Rabbi Eisenman is the proud mother of Samantha, 18 and Joey, 16 and is married to Marc Gelberg.
After teaching here for many years, Rabbi Eisenman is proud to serve as Temple Beth David’s Scholar-In-Residence.