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Meet Rabbi Nathan Roller

Rabbi Nathan Roller
Rabbi Educator

A Marin County native, Rabbi Nathan Roller is excited to join Congregation Beth David. A passionate educator, Rabbi Roller strives to teach in creative ways: using art, games and theatre as ways for learners to engage with the depths of Jewish tradition. He has developed and taught a ten-lesson adult education curriculum using theatre exercises to deepen personal connections with traditional prayer. He has learned with students from age 3 to 93 in a variety of formal and informal settings ranging from the classroom to camp. With Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, he co-wrote the Study Guide to Rabbi Artson’s book God of Becoming and Relationships: The Dynamic Nature of Process Theology.

Before returning to the Bay Area, Rabbi Roller served as spiritual leader of Burbank Temple Emanu El. Rabbi Roller is active in interfaith work, including participating in and organizing interfaith retreats for Jewish, Christian, and Muslim seminary students, working with the Burbank Ministerial Association and the Burbank Human Relations Council. During Rabbinical School, Rabbi Roller was a fellow for Truah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, an AIPAC Leffel Fellow, and a participant in the rabbinic student seminar at the Shalom Hartman Institute.

Rabbi Nathan Roller graduated from Whitman College and received his rabbinic ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in 2018. Rabbi Roller met his wife, Lindsay, in Santa Barbara and they have two children, four-year-old Eliezer and one-year old Kitra. Contact