Rabbi Greg Wall
Greg Wall has been the spiritual leader of Beit Chaverim Synagogue since August, 2013. Prior to coming to Westport he served as rabbi of the Sixth Street Community Synagogue, in NYC's East Village, where he started the Center for Jewish Arts and Literacy, now based in Westport. He received smicha (rabbinic ordination) from HaRav Don Channen of Yeshivat Pirchei Shoshanim in 2006, as well as from HaRav Zalman Nechemya Goldberg in 2007 and HaRav Shar Yashuv Cohen in 2009.
Rabbi Wall (also known as "the Jazz Rabbi") is a celebrated musician and recording artist whose innovative downtown blend of jazz, world music and Jewish sounds has filled the halls of top venues from Carnegie Hall to stages throughout North America, Europe and Israel. His love for music can be experienced at our Shabbat services, where Rabbi Wall is a frequent Ba'al Tiffilah. In addition to a regular schedule of classes in Jewish thought, halacha (Jewish law) and the holidays, Rabbi Wall has made our synagogue a regular stop for many of New York's top Jewish performers, writers and and visual artists. Originally from the Boston area, he is married to Rona Wall, and is the proud father of three children.