What’s My Story?
I was born Boston and spent part of my childhood in Minneapolis and came to love snow. At an early age I fell in love with the ideas and debates of the Jewish People and with our language and land, especially in the springtime. After ordination, I made Aliya to Israel, married my bashert (soul-mate), Rabbi Ofer Sabath Beit-Halachmi, a third-generation Israeli, and gave birth to three Israeli children. While nursing the second one, I finished my Ph.D.. I strive to make Judaism and Jewish scholarship accessible, relevant, interesting and inspiring for everyone.
I love being a rabbi, wife, mother, academic, author, consultant, public speaker and walking our Yorkshire Terrier, Pancake. I love traveling, meeting new people, reading, exercising, watching movies with my kids, engaging with new art, tasting a new wine or bourbon, and finding more ways to become the best version of myself. Yet I try to never lose sight of what my parents taught: Be a citizen of the world; care for all people, contribute meaningfully to human society, and protect the earth.
Join Me on the Journey
Recent Posts, Thinking and Writing:
Rosh Hashanah Sermon 2020: [Watch Here]
Yom Kippur Sermon 2020:
Rosh Hashana Sermon 2020:
- New essay in a new volume!
- Watch: “The 5 Yearnings of the Song of Songs and What We Yearn for Now”
- Rabbi Sabath Shabbat Torah Study 4/4/20
What Do I Do?
Prayer and Ritual
Sermons & Teachings
Rosh Hashanah Sermon 2020
Simchat Torah Outside
“What’s His Problem? Jonah’s Quarantine & Ours”
“The Four Yearnings of the Song of Songs”
Israel and the Dilemma’s of Jewish Peoplehood
Pandemic Torah online
Modern Jewish Thought
Eugene B. Borowitz
Gender and Ethics
Reform Jewish Thought
Articles in the Jerusalem Post, Huffington Post, LA Jewish Journal. Sh’ma Journal;
Guide for the High Holy Days
Striving Toward Virtue
Thriving in a Pandemic?