Clergy and Staff

Rabbis Neil Tow and Rachel Schwartz

Rabbis Tow and SchwartzRabbi Neil Tow previously served as a rabbi at the Woodbury Jewish Center for two years and at the Glen Rock Jewish Center for nine years. He recently completed his Masters in Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary studying the application of the Orton Gillingham reading method to teaching Hebrew.

Rabbi Rachel Schwartz worked as a mashgiach (Kosher food inspector) at Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen in Woodbury, NY. Previously she served as an interim rabbi at Kesher Zion Synagogue in Reading, PA and was a hospice chaplain for 5 years.

They both studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC. During their studies they spent a year learning at Machon Schechter in Jerusalem. Rabbi Neil has one unit of clinical pastoral education earned at the Children’s Hospital in Washington D.C. Rabbi Rachel has 3.5 units of CPE earned at Valley Hospital in NJ, North Shore University Hospital in NY, and Norwalk Hospital in CT. Rabbi Neil is a graduate of Tufts University (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa). Rabbi Rachel graduated from Wellesley College. They have two children – Dara (10) and Micah (6), and a dog – Simba Tzeddakah Box Tow.

They are looking forward to getting to know the TBEMC Family! If you are coming to TBEMC please contact them, they would love to welcome you and host you for a Shabbat meal.