Rabbi Gary Ellison

Rabbi Gary Ellison is a graduate of RRC (’90). He currently works as a spiritual counselor for Willamette Valley Hospice. He previously served as a university chaplain and was rabbi of Reconstructing Judaism affiliate Temple Beth Sholom in Salem, Ore., for 11 years. A Pacific Northwest native, he enjoys the outdoors and music in all its shapes and forms. Hazzanut (liturgical music) and composing new melodies for worship are passions. Gary is committed to the hard work of recovery each and every day.


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