Rabbi Nate DeGroot

Rabbinic Fellow

Recently ordained at 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 learning. He was the founder of Mikdash, a grassroots cooperative Jewish community in Portland, Oregon that empowered folks to share their gifts and creatively integrate meaningful Judaism into the fabric of their lives. Nate also holds a Masters in Jewish Education from Hebrew College, and has filled leadership roles at a range of innovative Jewish organizations over the years, including AJWS, Encounter, T’ruah, Amir, and AJSS. He couldn’t be more excited to join the IKAR team and is grateful for the chance to learn from and serve such an inspiring and innovative community. Contact Rabbi DeGroot regarding TRIBE, Adult Learning, and other rabbinic-type things. He can be reached at