Our Leadership

Rabbi Dov Gartenberg is the Convener and Director of Panim Hadashot-New Faces.  Rabbi Dov has been practicing Shabbat and Jewish hospitality from his college days.  He loves to convene people to experience Shabbat joy, singing together, learning together, and improving the world.  Leading Panim Hadashot-New Faces is a dream come true.

Rabbi Dov has served as a head counselor for Camp Ramah and the LA Jewish Ulpan.  He has served congregations in the Los Angeles area and Congregation Beth Shalom in Seattle for sixteen years.  He has a degree from UC Berkeley in Religious Studies where he learned from Robert Bellah and Jacob Milgrom.  He also studied Comparative Religions, specifically Judaism and Buddhism, at Harvard University.  He was ordained as a rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary (Conservative).  He is a rabbinic fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and was part of a rabbinic cohort at the Institute of Jewish Spirituality.  Rabbi Gartenberg also served the Jewish community in Alaska for 3 and 1/2 years, leading High Holidays with the Frozen Chosen, the good Jewish community of Fairbanks and the Soggy Semites, the fine Jewish community of Juneau.

Rabbi Dov is married to Dr. Joanne Gartenberg and has four children, Zachary, Moriel, Fay, and Hannah.

Rabbi Gartenberg welcomes your interest in Panim Hadashot-New Faces and would be glad to hear of your interest and ideas. You may contact him at dov @ panimhadashot.org  or at 206 257-1996.