Born in Boston, I also spent part of my childhood in Minneapolis. At an early age I fell in love with the ideas and debates of the Jewish People and with our language and land. I made Aliyah, married a fourth-generation Israeli and gave birth to three Israeli children. At the same time, I never lost sight of what my parents taught: we must each also be a citizen of the world — connected to and concerned for all people, the animal kingdom and our global environment.
Rabbi Sabath is the Inaugural Senior Rabbi of Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregation in Baltimore, MD. She is a well-known rabbi, speaker, author, teacher and institutional leader. Ordained at HUC-JIR in New York, Rabbi Sabath also earned a Ph.D. at the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Deeply committed to pluralism, Rabbi Sabath has served congregations in the Reform movement, the Conservative movement and non-denominational synagogues including Shirat HaYam on Nantucket Island for over a decade. She also serves as a senior scholar of the Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood. While serving as Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought and Ethics at Hebrew Union College (HUC), Rabbi Sabath also led a four-campus team to achieve strategic goals in leadership development and recruitment. Prior to her national role at HUC, Rabbi Sabath served as Vice President of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.
She is currently completing two books: the first on the development of covenant theology in the thought of Eugene Borowitz, David Hartman and Yitz Greenberg and the second, co-edited with Rabbi Prof. Rachel Adler, on gender and ethics in Jewish thought.
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