Rabbi Brenner J. Glickman

Rabbi Brenner J. Glickman is delighted to serve as the senior rabbi of Temple Emanu-El in Sarasota.

After growing up in Los Angeles and Maine, Rabbi Glickman graduated with honors from Amherst College in Massachusetts and the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. Rabbi Glickman served for eight years in Houston, Texas, at Congregation Beth Israel, before coming to Sarasota in 2006.

Under Rabbi Glickman’s leadership, Temple Emanu-El is a warm, vibrant, and spiritual congregation. In his ten years, the temple has grown from 230 families to 550 families, becoming the fastest-growing congregation in the entire region. The temple has received national honors for its innovative programs, and Reform Judaism magazine recently named it among the friendliest and most welcoming congregations in North America.

Rabbi Glickman is also active in the greater community. He has served as president of the Sarasota-Manatee Rabbinical Association, and served on the board of the Jewish Federation. He presently devotes his energy as a leader of the All Faiths Food Bank, having chaired both the Capital Campaign and the Philanthropy Committee.

Rabbi Glickman and his wife, Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman, met during their rabbinic studies in Jerusalem. They are the proud parents of three kind, beautiful and brilliant children.