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Michael Swarttz

Has been known to break out his stand-up comedy routine at faculty talent shows.

Rabbi Michael Swarttz was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and received his Bachelors in Middle Eastern History and Masters in Education from Temple University. He has worked in formal and informal educational settings with Jewish youth since his freshman year in college. He has written numerous articles on the rabbinate and Jewish education. In addition to his chaplaincy responsibilities at Andover, Rabbi Swarttz serves as an admissions interviewer and reader, and as a member of the Community Engagement Advisory Board.

From 2001-2003 Rabbi Swarttz and his family spent two years in Jerusalem, where he was on fellowship in the Jerusalem Fellows, a program for leaders in Jewish education from around the world. He is currently the rabbi of Beth Tikvah Synagogue in Westborough, and is the Project Director for a leadership development program sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts.

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