Clergy & Senior Staff

Rabbi Erez Sherman

Rabbi Erez Sherman

Senior Rabbi

Rabbi Erez Sherman was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in May 2009. He is also a graduate of Albert A. List College and Columbia University (with degrees in Music and Talmud).

At Sinai Temple, Rabbi Sherman oversees the Sinai Temple Israel Center, which engages the synagogue and the Los Angeles community in Israel advocacy and education through speakers, classes, trips, and programs. He founded the Sinai Temple Israel Center Rabbinical School Fellowship, which trains future Rabbis through seminaries across North America how to engage Israel in a deep and nuanced manner. He also directs the David and Angella Nazarian Youth Fellowship, inspiring the next generation of Jewish leaders to use their voices in Israel and civic conversations. He was recently named the 5th top Visionary for Israel by the Jerusalem Post.

Rabbi Sherman is the host of “Rabbi On The Sidelines,: a podcast dedicated to the intersection of sports and faith. He has been featured on Inside the NBA with Ernie Johnson and Charles Barkley, and served as an in studio guest on ESPN’s NBA Today to discuss and educate its viewers following social media posts containing antisemitic content within professional sports. He has written for The Forward, eJewishPhilanthropy, The Jewish Journal, and The Los Angeles Times.

Rabbi Sherman is married to Rabbi Nicole Guzik of Sinai Temple. They work hand-in-hand to foster a warm, welcoming synagogue family, alongside their energetic children Annie, Zachary, and Henry.

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Rabbi Sherman’s Op-Eds:
“This Holiday Season, How Can We Navigate Difficult Conversations?”
“Blacks, Jews, & the Bond of Sports”
“A Visit to Palisades High School”

Articles about Rabbi Sherman:
“How Sherman, Sinai Responded to Angry Rabbinical Students”
“Live Like We Play: A Rabbi’s Perspective”
“Gaza Hostages Raise Painful Reminders as Jews Prepare for Passover”
“For L.A. Jews, Weeks of War Have Changed Everything”
“More Than 300 Clergy Members Sign Letter Asking Columbia University to Protect Jewish Students”
“Jewish National Fund-USA Announces New Rabbis for Israel Advisory Committee”