Rabbi Amy Bolton
Throughout most of her career Amy has served as a hospice chaplain in home, assisted living, long-term care, residential hospice, and hospital settings, Her work has also included organizational development, addiction recovery, and adult and youth education. She received her Ordination and Master’s of Arts in Rabbinic Studies from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and the American Jewish University. Amy serves on the board of Plaza Jewish Community Chapel. She is the co-founder and Music Director of Bir’nana: the A Cappella group of Congregation Or Zarua.
I am a rabbi, a board certified chaplain, and a proud mother of four in partnership with my amazing husband. My goal in this blog is to explore and share some of my passions and interests through writing – my relationship with God, psychology, nature, and music. The blog’s path, like my writing and my life, continues to unfold.
My professional work has included hospice chaplaincy, organizational development, community outreach, and adult and youth education. I am certified through the Association of Professional Chaplains, currently working as a manager of a Spiritual Care department at a large urban hospital. I am blessed to have journeyed with so many wonderful people and their loved ones as they face death – which teaches me a lot about life.
I love spending time with my children, singing, walking out in nature, reading, going to museums, and writing. I also love the color purple and dark chocolate. I am the co-founder and Music Director of Bir’nana: the a cappella group of Congregation Or Zarua, and serve on the board of Plaza Jewish Community Chapel.