Rabbi Marc Disick is the interim rabbi of Temple Rodeph Torah. He joins our temple after serving for two years as interim rabbi at Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregation in Baltimore, Md. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, in 1986. He grew up on Long Island and received his bachelor’s degree from SUNY-Albany, where he majored in Judaic studies.
A seasoned interim rabbi and change agent, Rabbi Disick will partner with Rodeph Torah to create a vision for the future of our temple: Who and what we are as a congregation? What are our hopes? What are our children’s needs and how do we serve the next generation?
Rabbi Disick has served congregations in Westfield, N.J., Kansas City, Mo., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Massapequa, N.Y., Stamford, Conn., and Houston, Tex. More recently, he facilitated the merger of Temple Emanu El in West Essex with Temple Sinai of Summit. While studying for the rabbinate, he served as a chaplain at Princeton University. He received an honorary doctorate from the HUC-JIR in 2012 for his 25 years of rabbinic service.
Rabbi Disick believes that “courage is the only thing that we can pray for that God will always deliver.” Familiar with communities going through intense change and transition, he tries “to bring peace to relationships that lack it and wholeness to those who want it.” He is a committed listener who combines a caring and courageous attitude with a strong ability to negotiate and resolve conflict.
He has played the piano since a child, loves the American Songbook, and considers music “another language of expression.’’ Rabbi Disick lives in Riverdale, N.Y., with his wife, Dr. Kim Glickman, who is an assistant professor of social work at York College-CUNY.
Email Rabbi Disick: RabbiDisick@TRT.org