Rabbi David Nesson


Rabbi David Nesson  joined MJCBY as its spiritual leader in 1988. Since then, he has led the Center through enormous growth. Ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1983, Rabbi Nesson also holds a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education from JTS and graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University. He was also awarded an honorary Doctorate (D.H.L.) from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2010. Rabbi Nesson is known throughout the community as a passionate speaker, supporter of Israel and of Jewish education. He teaches throughout the community as a Hirschorn scholar and as a Rabbinic Fellow of the Hartmann Institute in Jerusalem where he often studies. An active member of the Jewish community at large, Rabbi Nesson was the founding member of the MetroWest Rabbinic Cabinet, and serves on the Board of Directors of UJC Federation and on its Religious Pluralism Committee. He is a member of the Board of the New Jersey Region of the Rabbinical Assembly; past board member and chair of the Rabbinic Council of the Hebrew Academy of Morris County and past chairman of the National Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on continuing education. Rabbi Nesson is married to Ellen, and the father of two children, Leora Miriam and William Stuart.

National Siblings Day

Rabbi Nesson’s Sermon Shabbat Zachor

Stand with Israel  Shabbat of Unity with Israel   ( 3rd Intifada?)    Oct 2015

Rabbi’s Report at the Annual Meeting May 27, 2015

A View From Cuba February 2015 by Rabbi Nesson
My Impressions of Cuba by Barbara Levy

MJCBY  celebrated Rabbi Nesson’s 25th Anniversary in January 2014 with a gala celebration. Flickr Photos 25th Celebration

Journal   See Article in NJJN January 2014
Read Rabbi Nesson’s Sermon Three Things I Know About Israel For Sure
The small aleph and Prayer – Dvar Torah for March 8, 2014
Rabbi’s Sermon World Wide Anti- Semitism Today- Standing strong as a Jewish Community
Proverbs class with Rabbi Nesson- first class is a wmv file