Rabbi Miriam Cotzin Burg


Rabbi Miriam Cotzin Burg is dedicated to contributing to the vibrancy of modern Jewish life by discovering innovative ways to integrate Jewish learning and Jewish living. Throughout her more than 20 years in the rabbinate, she has sought, found, and created professional opportunities that have enabled her to honor her dual commitments to work and family. Currently, she is training to become a certified childbirth educator and launching Hava NaBaby, a Jewish childbirth education initiative that builds community among expectant parents and guides them through the processes of pregnancy, childbirth and starting a family.

An alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, Miriam was ordained from HUC-JIR in 2002, where she also earned Masters’ degrees in Hebrew Letters and Jewish Education. She grew up in Ann Arbor and now lives in Baltimore where she enjoys flower arranging, hiking, baking, reading and just about anything with her husband and their two fabulous teenagers.