Clergy & Senior Staff

Rabbi Nicole Guzik

Rabbi Nicole Guzik

Senior Rabbi

Rabbi Nicole Guzik is Senior Rabbi at Sinai Temple. She has served as a rabbi at Sinai Temple for thirteen years and four years prior as Sinai Temple’s rabbinic intern. Her vision is to create multiple paths for Jewish engagement and avenues to deepen Jewish identity. 

Rabbi Guzik focuses on innovative women’s programming through Sinai Temple Sisterhood, young family retention and recruitment, and supervises Beit Bracha, Sinai Temple’s mainstreamed religious school for children with special needs.  She guided Sinai Temple Sisterhood’s inaugural March of the Living trip to Poland in 2017 and in 2019 led a joint Sinai Temple-Sinai Akiba Academy March of the Living journey. 

An Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), Rabbi Guzik launched the Sinai Temple Mental Health Center in August 2021 to address the mental and emotional health of the Sinai Temple community and beyond. The Sinai Temple Mental Health Center destigmatizes conversations around mental health and provides opportunities for members to address life’s challenges and obstacles together. With her AMFT, Rabbi Guzik provides premarital counseling to Sinai Temple members and offers pre-b’nai mitzvah sessions to students and parents to help process the emotional nature of the life cycle process.  

She is married to Rabbi Erez Sherman. Together, they are the proud parents of daughter Annie and sons Zachary and Henry. 

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Rabbi Guzik’s Op-Eds:
“This Holiday Season, How Can We Navigate Difficult Conversations?”
“A Visit to Israel”
“Passover: You Belong at the Table”
“How Faith Leaders Can Get a Grasp on the Mental Health Crisis”

Articles About Rabbi Guzik:
“Gaza Hostages Raise Painful Reminders as Jews Prepare for Passover”
“For L.A. Jews, Weeks of War Have Changed Everything”
“Far from Israel, Jews Grieve and Pray for Peace in Shabbat Services Held as Israel-Hamas War Rages”
“At U.S. Synagogues, Calls for Peace and Too Many Emotions to Process”