What people call you: Rabbi Sarah

Denomination: Transdenominational

Ordination: Rabbinical School of Hebrew College

What do you love most about your work? I love teaching, creating transformative workshops and retreats, and working with individuals and couples around life cycle events. I teach meditation and yoga infused with Jewish wisdom, and often integrate art and expressive modalities in my classes. I love creating opportunities for interfaith couples or families and unaffiliated Jews to have positive, accessible and meaningful experiences of Judaism – be it through learning, life cycle, or a holiday gathering. I love being a community rabbi and working with the entire Jewish community.

How is Judaism valuable in your life? Judaism a vehicle for me to find more meaning in my life – whether through offering gratitude, cultivating deeper relationships, or helping others connect to themselves and the world. When I was 12 I wanted to become the Rabbi Emeritus so I could bless our congregation with the Priestly Blessing at the end of each service and weave in words of wisdom from the Torah portion. My rabbi told me that I’d have retire first before I could be a Rabbi Emeritus. So I decided to become a rabbi and I love being a resource, a teacher, and someone who blesses others with words of Torah and our tradition.

Programs/Services you run/offerWeddings and other Lifecycle Events, Group Learning, One on One Learning Opportunities, Shabbat Services, Couples Classes, Adult B’nai Mitzvah, Counseling, Workshops, Retreats, Yoga, Meditation, Rituals, Mikvah ceremonies