Consul / Ohio State, ‘87
Rabbi Andrew Marc Paley is the Senior Rabbi and Spiritual Leader of Temple Shalom, a Reform congregation, in Dallas, Texas. Ordained by the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 1995, Rabbi Paley holds a Masters Degree in Hebrew Letters from H.U.C. – J.I.R and bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from The Ohio State University and is a Prepare/Enrich Certified marital and pre-marital counselor.
His commitment to the Jewish community is evidenced by his involvement in local and national Jewish organizations. Rabbi Paley is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Southwest Association of Reform Rabbis, a member and Past President of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Dallas, and is an Honorary Director of the Dallas Hebrew Free Loan Association.
Locally in the Dallas MetroPlex Rabbi Paley is a member of the Mayor’s Task Force on Poverty, a member of the coordinating committee of Faith Forward Dallas: Faith Leaders United for Peace and Justice – A Project of Thanksgiving Square of Dallas, a member of the Interfaith Advisory Committee of the North Texas Food Bank and a Chaplain with the Dallas Police Department.
Rabbi Paley believes in the value of sharing experience and insights gained from more than 20 years in the rabbinate and Jewish communal life. He is a mentor for his younger colleagues in the CCAR, a mentor to rabbinical students through Hebrew Union College, an AIPAC Leffer Fellow Mentor, and currently serves as Supreme Recorder on the national board of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity.
In his many years of dedicated service to Sigma Alpha Mu since graduation, Rabbi Paley has served as a Chapter Advisor, Regional Governor, Consul of the Octagon and a prior term as Supreme Recorder. Rabbi Paley has edited two prayer books, one for the Sabbath and one for families for the High Holy days as well as authored numerous articles.
Rabbi Paley is married to Deborah Niederman, the Past President of the Association for Reform Jewish Educators, and is the father of 2 children, Molly, a Sophomore at Duke University and Samuel, an 11th grader at the Plano Academy High School.