The Rabbi is In

JCC Rabbi in Residence Avram Mlotek

Avram Mlotek is a rabbi, cantor, writer, and actor. In 2015, he co-founded Base Hillel, a new model for Jewish practice that reaches out to unaffiliated young adults. Avram works as the rabbi for Base Hillel's Manhattan location and serves as director of spiritual life for the international Base program, as well as acting as rabbi in residence at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. Follow him at, @avrammlotek on Instagram, and at @RabbiAvMlotek on Twitter. You can reach him at

add close
Schmooze Series

Episode 1: A Rabbi And A Tevye Walk Into A Zoom with Steven Skybell

Episode 2: A Rabbi And A Hasidic Scholar Walk Into A Zoom with Art Green

Episode 3: A Rabbi And A Social Entrepreneur Walk Into A Zoom with Adina Lichtman

Episode 4: A Rabbi And A Professor Walk Into A Zoom with Susannah Heschel

Episode 5: A Rabbi And An Activist Walk Into A Zoom with Jim St. Germain

Episode 6: A Rabbi And A Presidential Speech Writer Walk Into A Zoom with Sarah Hurwitz

Episode 7: A Rabbi And A Trans Hasidic Rabbi Walk Into A Zoom with Abby Stein

Episode 8: A Rabbi And A Yiddish Singer Walk Into A Zoom with Shura Lipovsky


add close
Rabbis Within Reach

As part of its goal of creating an accommodating and inclusive environment for people of all different backgrounds, including interfaith and unaffiliated families, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan has introduced Rabbis Within Reach to help you celebrate your life cycle event—from weddings to brit milah (bris) and baby namings to your child or grandchild's bar or bat mitzvah.

Because there is no one-size-fits-all way to be Jewish, our database of officiants includes rabbis and officiants of all denominations and styles. Learn more and get in touch with us at our website. From there, we will work with you to find someone who can be the rabbi for your ceremony and beyond.