|Rabbi Steven M. Gross
|Rabbi Steve Gross has nurtured profound, spiritual
connections with us since he began serving our congregation
in 2005. His enthusiasm, creativity, and warmth help
generate dynamic environments for learning.
Rooted in the belief that all faiths strive to meet the same
human needs in different ways, Rabbi Gross adopts and
promotes an optimistic and highly universalistic approach to
our faith. From this perspective, Jewish hopes are primarily
articulated through modern rationalist thinking; moral laws
are essential guideposts for Jewish identity; and concerns
for social justice are paramount in translating the teachings
of our heritage into our daily lives.
Rabbi Gross grew up in La Jolla, California. He received a B.A.
in Education from San Diego State University. He received his
rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion in 1996.
From1996 to 2005, Rabbi Gross had the privilege of serving
as an assistant and then an associate rabbi at Congregation
Beth Israel in Houston, Texas. During these years, he has
come to understand his role as a rabbi to be a sacred
Rabbi Gross has been serving as the rabbi at the Houston
Congregation for Reform Judaism since 2005. His passion for
education; his compassionate heart; and his ability to
transmit the values and teachings of Judaism to members of
all ages creates environments for learning and worship
which are dynamic, warm and welcoming for all.
Rabbi Gross brings to the pulpit energy and enthusiasm as
he uses his guitar to shape the worship experience for
young and old alike.
He is married to Beckye and they live with their four children
Elliot, Lily, Simon and Aiden.
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