Meet the Rabbi: Elyssa Cherney

Photo: Courtesy of Rabbi Elyssa Cherney Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I’m a rabbi, mom and creator of holy moments. I lead and create lifecycle rituals for couples and families in Philadelphia and beyond who are dreaming of a new way to engage with Judaism. The most important aspect of […]

Meet the Rabbi: Haim Casas

Photo: Courtesy of Rabbi Haim Casas Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. What inspired you to become a Rabbi and what do you enjoy the most about your chosen profession? I was born in the city of Maimonides, Cordoba, in 1981. From a very young age my grandfather instilled in me […]

Meet the Artist & Rabbi: Rabbi Shmuel Polin

Photo: Courtesy of Rabbi Shmuel Polin Besides working on your impressive reconstruction project, Opening The Ark Project, you are also a Rabbi and Artist. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background? I have always been fascinated by the intersections of art and theology. As a child, I learned from my father […]

Meet the Rabbi: Jamie Serber

Photo: Courtesy of Rabbi Jamie Serber Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) in 2017 and just launched my own independent rabbinate. My rabbinate is a holistic one that approaches Jewish practice with an open mind and heart while still giving a nod to […]

An introduction to Shavuot from a Reform perspective by Rabbi Andrea Frank

In April, the holiday of Passover is celebrated around the table in many homes around the world. Passover 2020 will always be about how technology connected many families to conduct their Seder together online during a pandemic; the Passover story continued to be read and remembered. When we think of Passover, we think of The […]

Meet The Rabbi: Denise Handlarski of Secular Synagogue

Rabbi Denise is the creator and spiritual leader of the online community SecularSynagogue.com. She is also the spiritual leader of the IRL community Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism in Toronto. She serves pregnant folks and their partners/families as Jewish Doula (jewishdoula.com) and also teaches at Trent University’s School of Education. She is a mom to […]

Meet The Rabbi: Rabbi Andrea Frank of The Jewish Wedding Rabbi (USA)

Rabbi Andrea has built her brand as The Jewish Wedding Rabbi for all couples who are both Jewish, and for couples where one person or spouse-to-be is not Jewish. She conducts Jewish Wedding and Civil Ceremonies, including Elopements.Jewish, Interfaith, and Marriage Equality Couples, all are dedicated to their Jewish identity whether by birth or choice. […]