Rabbi Michael Perice serves as rabbi of Temple Sinai of Cinnaminson, in New Jersey. He believes in creating thriving communities based of the Jewish values of Kavod— respect, Chesed— caring, Achrayut— responsibility, and Kehillah— community.
A 2020 graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, he has delivered the opening invocation at the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and at Philadelphia’s 17th annual Mayor’s Centenarians’ Celebration. In 2015, Rabbi Perice was named one of the top 20 emerging leaders in the Southern New Jersey region for his rabbinic work.
Prior to Temple Sinai, Rabbi Perice served as the student rabbi at Congregation Beth Tikvah, Lions Gate Continuing Care Community, and Hillel at Temple University. He completed a unit of clinical pastoral education at Einstein Medical Center, where he served as a per diem chaplain during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rabbi Perice was born and raised in Cherry Hill, N.J. From a young age, Rabbi Perice worked at his family’s funeral home, Goldsteins’ Rosenberg’s Raphael-Sacks in Philadelphia, where he learned the values of community, public service and compassion. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Temple University.
October 12th, 2021 | Season 1 | 1 hr 4 mins
opioid, recovery, sobriety, vicodin
Rabbi Michael Perice recently made a startling revelation to his congregation: For four years, he’d been addicted to opioids. Now, celebrating 10 years of liberation, Perice decided it was time to share his story with his community and the wider world.