Rabbi Nate DeGroot

Ordained in 2016 from the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Boston and an east coast native, Nate brings a love of community, a curiosity of form and structure, a devotion to justice-healing work, a propensity for celebration, and a passion for connecting with the sacred to all that he does.

With a B.A. in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University, Nate has extensive experience in experiential education, community building, and organizational consulting to bolster his formal rabbinic training. He was the founder of Mikdash, a grassroots cooperative Jewish community in Portland, Oregon that empowered members to share their gifts and creatively integrate meaningful Judaism into the fabric of their lives. As the Jewish Emergent Network Rabbinic Fellow at IKAR – a path-breaking Jewish spiritual community in Los Angeles – Nate helped catalyze the transformational growth of their young adult community, while also devotedly serving IKAR’s 1500+ person multi-generational membership. Nate holds a Masters in Jewish Education from Hebrew College and has filled leadership roles at a range of innovative Jewish organizations, including AJWS, Encounter, T’ruah, Amir, and AJSS.