Rabbi Bella Bogart

Rabbi Bella Bogart



Rabbi Bella Bogart is a gifted prayer leader, teacher, musician and healer, with over 30 years of congregational experience. She holds a vision of the wisdom and vibrancy of our heritage as a profoundly relevant Judaism for today and tomorrow. Her unique bimah presence reflects the richness and diversity of her own Jewish journey, seamlessly blending the traditional nusach and Hassidic melodies of her youth with modern liturgy and music. She is expert at creating warm, inspirational services that engage participants of all backgrounds and levels of observance.

Rabbi Bella brings her Shabbat and holiday services, torah teaching, music, chant circles and more to communities striving to foster a meaningful Judaism for their members, in which they can explore and embrace a wide variety of Jewish practice, culture and spirituality. She received smicha from the ALEPH Ordination Program and served as the past Chair of the Alumni Council. She and her husband, Dillon, split time between residences and grandchildren in California, New York and Florida.

Dear Rabbi Bella,

Last night was amazing. My heart was so full of the inspiration of your words. I was there last night. I am so happy that I am learning who I am and what my community stands for. I have really never had that before. All I can say is thank you for opening the door to let me walk through. Bless you Bella
— Rickie Roarke, Congregation Shir Shalom
Thank you so much for making the Days of Awe (formerly High Holy Days) meaningful, beautiful, and very personal. I appreciate your gifts and talents that you share.
— Henry, Congregation Shir Shalom