Rabbi Perry Netter came to Temple Beth Tzedek in August, 2009, from California, where he served three congregations in Greater Los Angeles between 1982 and 2008. Rabbi Netter is known for his innovative programs for deepening religious experiences and strengthening the culture of life-long learning. He has touched many people with his passion for Torah and his pastoral skills.
Rabbi Netter is currently Adjunct Professor of Jewish Thought and Practice at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. Previously, Rabbi Netter was Adjunct Lecturer in Bible and Rabbinics at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, Los Angeles, California. He spent many summers as Rabbi in Residence at Camp Ramah of Ojai, California. He has appeared on radio and television as an authority on Jewish life and history.
Rabbi Netter is the author of Divorce is a Mitzvah, an internationally acclaimed guide to divorce, written for Jewish families to help them understand, navigate, and heal from the traumas of terminating a marriage. The book combines the wisdom of rabbinic tradition, the insights of psychology and life lessons learned from the experiences of many couples. Rabbi Netter has also published widely in national Jewish journals; among his other publications are those listed at this link.
Rabbi Netter is married to the love of his life, Safi, and together they have two children, Nadav and Sivan, who have three older siblings, Elisheva, Moshe, and Shira.