Rabbi Keren Gorban
Rabbi Keren Gorban, MAHL, Associate Rabbi
You can reach Rabbi Gorban by calling (412) 421-9715 ext 117.
Rabbi Gorban received her ordination at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles and served as the Assistant Rabbi at Temple Sinai in Denver from 2012-2015.
Rabbi Gorban grew up in Bridgewater, New Jersey. A few inspired educators, passionate rabbis and an engaging cantor transformed her relationship to Judaism and Jewish learning as she was preparing to become Bat Mitzvah. The hunger for Jewish learning and engagement led her to be a madrichah in her synagogue’s religious school, to join her temple youth group and NFTY, and to attend Jewish summer camp, including URJ Kutz Camp and NFTY-GER’s Urban Mitzvah Corps.
Having spent her childhood trying to decide between being a doctor or a teacher, Rabbi Gorban realized in tenth grade that she could do both by being a rabbi. Her passion for healing led her to study Health: Science, Society and Policy, which allowed her to explore the intersection between Judaism and health. As a rabbinic student, Rabbi Gorban continued to integrate her interest in health with her passion for Judaism and spirituality as a chaplaincy intern at St. Anthony’s Central Hospital in Denver and as a rabbinic intern at two Jewish nursing homes.
In addition to her chaplaincy work, Rabbi Gorban served congregations in Montana, British Columbia, and Arizona; taught Jewish History as a teaching assistant at the University of Southern California; and was a “strabbi” (student Rabbi) at Shwayder Camp.