Rabbi Lewis John Eron, Ph.D. is presently the Jewish Community Chaplain for the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey in Cherry Hill, NJ. He is a 1981 graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, Pennsylvania and received his doctorate for the Religion Department of Temple University in 1987. He has also studied at Johns Hopkins, at Yale and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Eron has served the Jewish community as a pulpit rabbi, college teacher, and organizational administrator. He has written extensively in the areas of biblical studies, Jewish-Christian dialogue and Jewish thought and is the co-author of Bursting the Bonds? : A Jewish-Christian Dialogue on Jesus and Paul, (Orbis Press,1990) a ground breaking exploration of the founding figures of Christianity in light of contemporary scholarship and interreligious dialogue.

Rabbi Eron has been a leader in Jewish-Christian / interfaith dialogue on the local, national and international level. Currently, he represents the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association at the consultation between the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the National Council of Synagogues. He co-chairs the planning committee for the Catholic –Jewish Institute of Understanding of the Catholic-Jewish Commission of Southern New Jersey and is the chair of the Inter-faith Committee for the JCRC of Southern New Jersey.

In addition to his chaplaincy work, Rabbi Eron writes poetry, children’s stories and is presently at work on a theology of Judaism. He also writes a regular column for The Jewish Voice of Southern New Jersey on the weekly Torah portion and has served as an adjunct professor of Bible at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, PA.

Rabbi Eron lives in Cherry Hill with his wife, Gail Trachtenberg, and their two children, Abby and Andrew.


Lewis Eron Poems

Lighting A Memorial Candle For One Of The Six Million

Even if I could light six million lights
I could not rekindle your light
And your’s was only one
Not one in a million... more »

Ascending Mount Sinai August 1975 Remembered

Dear God
Since we cannot abide your light
Give us a good set of sunglasses
Or better, better night vision... more »

We Are Made Of Forgotten Stars

We are Made of Forgotten Stars

We are made of forgotten stars
The light of the beginning... more »

Lewis Eron Quotes

Comments about Lewis Eron

Kee Thampi 11 Sep 2007 12:37
A real talent poet makes scribble, it may a golden verse..... This man reallly worth to say... a inclined one. see what he writes... When the sun is swallowed by the moon And nature plays a snazzy new tune In the time of the birth Of a brand new heaven And a renewed earth