Rabbi Bob Loewy
Rabbi Bob Loewy is the Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Gates of Prayer in
Metairie, LA, leading the congregation for 34 years from 1984-2018. Prior to that,
he was the Assistant and then Associate Rabbi of Congregation Emanu El in
Houston, Texas from 1977-1984.
Rabbi Loewy is a native of Hempstead, N.Y. He received his B.A. degree from
Cornell University in 1972, M.H.L. degree from the Hebrew Union College -
Jewish Institute of Religion in 1975, was ordained as a Rabbi from that institution
in 1977 and was designated with a Doctor of Divinity in 2002.
Rabbi Loewy is currently on the Ethics Committee of the Central Conference of
American Rabbis and Chair of the East Jefferson General Hospital Spiritual Care
During his rabbinate he has served as President of the Southwest Association of
Reform Rabbis, President of the Greater New Orleans Jewish Clergy Council ,
President of the New Orleans Jewish Day School, Chairman of the Community
Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, Program
Chair, Board Member and Vice President for the Central Conference of American
Rabbis, Faculty Dean and 30+ year faculty for the Henry S. Jacobs Camp,
Founder of the East Jefferson Interfaith Clergy Association, Board Member of
ARZA, Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans and Dillard University
Center for Black/Jewish Relations.
Rabbi Loewy is happily married to the former Lynn Rosenfeld and has four
children: Karen and her husband Rabbi David Widzer, David, Sara and her
husband Paul Belin, and Mica and her fiancé Jasjit Singh, along with two
magnificent grandchildren- Judah and Elisheva Loewy Widzer.
Since his retirement in 2018 he and Lynn have travelled all over the United
States and the world, as well as spending lots of time with family, who live all
over the country. Having taken a break from pulpit life, he now looks forward to
working with the Northshore Jewish Congregation.