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Rabbi Bruce Pfeffer
Rabbi Bruce J. Pfeffer was born in the Bronx, New York; grew up in Glen Ridge, New Jersey; graduated from the University of Bridgeport, in Connecticut; and worked as an Industrial Engineer. He went back to school and was ordained rabbi at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio (2000), and earned the qualification of board certified chaplain (2007). He currently works at IU Health and ARN Hospice.
Rabbi Pfeffer began teaching Religious School and Hebrew school while he was a rabbinical student. He enjoys challenging his students in all areas, such as their understanding of the world, of Jews, of Hebrew and of God.
He is past vice-president of the Marion County Master Gardener Association, where he learned to be a volunteer auctioneer. He is a baker of bread, maker of yogurt, and student (and sometimes teacher) of crochet, origami, haiku and book-binding.
Rabbi Pfeffer and his wife, Dr. Amy Beth Kressel, have two wonderful children.