Andrew Paley

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Andrew Paley

Rabbi Andrew Marc Paley is the Senior Rabbi and Spiritual Leader of Temple Shalom. Ordained by the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in 1995, Rabbi Paley also holds a master’s degree in Hebrew Letters from H.U.C. – J.I.R and bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Ohio State University as well as a certificate in marital and pre-marital counseling.

Rabbi Paley’s commitment to our Jewish community is evidenced by his involvement in local and national Jewish organizations. Rabbi Paley is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Southwest Association of Reform Rabbis, the Rabbinical Association of Greater Dallas, and is a board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, the Dallas chapter of the Anti-Defamation League, the University of North Texas Judaic Advisory Board and a member of the Reform Movement’s national Commission on Worship, Music and Religious Living.

His community involvement includes his commitment to the ideals of pluralism reflected in his role on the Religious Practices Committee of Richardson Independent School District and his role on the executive committee of the Attending Clergy Association of Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.

Rabbi Paley has edited two prayer books, one for the Sabbath and one for families for the High Holy Days as well as authored numerous articles.

Rabbi Paley is married to Deborah Niederman, a nationally recognized Jewish educator, and is the father of two children, Molly and Samuel.