Rabbanit Jennifer Geretz
Core Semikha, Class of 2020
Rabbanit Jennifer Kotzker Geretz grew up in the small Jewish community of Pensacola, Florida, where she was told with annoying frequency that she should be a rabbi when she grew up. After graduating from Brandeis University (Near Eastern and Judaic Studies) Rabbanit Jennifer directed her passion toward Jewish education, co-founding and co-directing Yeshivat Netivot Montessori, an infant - 8th grade Orthodox Day School located in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Rabbanit Jennifer and her husband, Rabbi Daniel Geretz, host Maayan, a Partnership Minyan, in their West Orange home. They also share 6 children, 2 children-in-law, 1 grandson, and a very patient cat.