Welcome to Temple Shalom, where our members are part of One Family in relationship with one another. I value the opportunity to connect with our members, developing relationships through sharing meaningful lifecycle and worship moments, exploring Jewish sources together, and spending time with one another.
My work at Temple Shalom reflects my passion for social justice, experience in interfaith relations, and a strong connection to Israel. I engage with members of the congregation in all aspects of Jewish living including: leading worship services; officiating at weddings, funerals, b’nei mitzvah services and baby naming ceremonies; meeting the pastoral care needs of the congregation; teaching courses through Melton School for Adult Jewish Learning; working with the high school Confirmation class; as well as interacting with our Preschool parents and students. In the summer I serve on the faculty at URJ Camp Coleman.
Locally I am involved with the boards at Meals of Hope, the Children’s Museum of Naples, Jewish Federation of Greater Naples, the Catholic-Jewish Dialogue and our local chapter of Jewish National Fund. I also participate on the Central Conference of American Rabbi’s Committee on Justice, Peace, and Religious Liberties and served for more than ten years on the URJ Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism.
Born in Watertown, Wisconsin, I spent my youth living in Detroit, Atlanta, Buffalo, and Tulsa. Following my graduation from the University of Kansas with a degree in philosophy, I entered Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Ordained by Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in 2003, I worked for four years as the Associate Rabbi at Temple Beth El in Chappaqua, New York, and for three years at Temple Beth Am of Framingham, Massachusetts.
My wife, Jennifer Siegal-Miller, is an attorney at Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, focused primarily in the area of family law. We are blessed three sons, Jonah, Gabriel and Eli, and also share our home with our dog, Jackson. In addition to spending time with my family, I am an avid sports fan who enjoys playing golf and basketball, as well as reading and keeping current on my favorite television shows.
I welcome the chance to meet with you in person. Please do not hesitate to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 239-455-3030 to make an appointment.
Rabbi Adam F. Miller