Menachem Creditor

Rabbi Menachem Creditor serves as the spiritual leader of Congregation Netivot Shalom. Named by Newsweek as one of the 50 most influential rabbis in America, he is a published author, musician, teacher and activist who has spent time working locally, in Ghana, and in the White House to amplify the prophetic Jewish voice in the world. His books include:
“Peace in Our Cities: Rabbis Against Gun Violence”
“The Hope: American Jewish Voices in Support of israel”
“Fierce Feelings: Poems”
“Siddur Tov LeHodot: A Transliterated Shabbat Prayerbook”


A frequent speaker on Jewish Leadership and Literacy

in communities around the United States and Israel, he serves on the board of American Jewish World Service, the Executive Council for the Rabbinical Assembly, and the Chancellor’s Rabbinic Cabinet at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Rabbi Creditor’s writings have appeared in the Forward, the Wall Street Journal, the Jewish Week, J. Weekly, the Jewish Advocate, the Boston Globe, Kolot: Voices of CJ,, Conservative Judaism, and in several anthologies. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and the Times of Israel. His personal website is

Curious about Judaism?

Rabbi Creditor is always thrilled to meet with current or prospective Netivot Shalom members, as well as anyone curious about Judaism! Here is an introductory video of Rabbi Creditor, specifically for those interested in exploring Judaism.

Congregation Netivot Shalom welcomes you unconditionally! We believe that a true Jewish community is made up of diverse people who take care of each other. You have a place in Netivot Shalom’s family, and Rabbi Creditor looks forward to welcoming you!  To join Rabbi Creditor during his office hours or on a Tiyyul (half-hour walk) please contact the Rabbi’s Assistant at His office hours vary, and sharing coffee is always a way to start the meeting off with a smile!