Holy Sparks! transcends the limits of customary synagogues and congregations, expanding and fostering interconnections from a broad perspective.
Martin Buber wrote, "When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, G!d is the electricity that surges between them." We ARE those Holy Sparks!
As a liberal, progressive, welcoming, emergent, grassroots, core-values-based community of spiritual seekers, we gather to spark the discussion, to make a difference in our lives and in the world!
Meet Our Rabbi
(Photo is from my s'micha ceremony. I'm the one in purple.)
Happily married and retired from full-time work, I am a Modern Rabbi with a passion for the spiritual depth of wisdom and multidimensional beauty of Judaism.
I am a Community Rabbi. My call is to serve people, regardless of their religion or lack thereof. My call is to serve the much, much larger community, and not just in Jewish ways. I am well-versed in many religious traditions, and can meet people where they are. I am NOT out to proselytize or convert a single person.
As a Community Rabbi, I am available to the entire community--Jewish, not Jewish, and everyone in-between. My work is to connect people to one another, to support and encourage, and to explore the possibility of deeper spiritual meaning in daily life. This is my personal charge as an ordained Modern Rabbi.
I neither work for nor seek a customary synagogue ministry. As a Community Rabbi, I serve G!d through working with individuals, rather than through a religious institution. I am available to all people, Jew and non-Jew and everyone in between, without synagogue/denominational hindrances or loyalties to interfere with or limit our work together.
I believe the world will change as each one of us becomes the change for which the world yearns.
I believe both/and is far more valuable than either/or, black/white, right/wrong.
My avodah (ministry/work) is small, sometimes public, and more often hidden, through tiny acts of everyday kindness. I believe we can "act as if" we are each a l'vavnik, that doing small acts of kindness and righteousness is stepping into our call to be the hidden Holy Sparks! of the Divine.
I bring a positive voice of hopefulness, and the ability to work with people of many spiritual traditions, as well as those who are unaffiliated, questioning, or seeking.
Whether it is pet bereavement or a challenging life situation or someone just needs to reach out for a bit of hope or inspiration, G!d has asked me to respond with kindness and compassion. I also do educational work by way of classes and writing and study groups.
I am also here to answer questions people might have about Judaism or other religious traditions, and while I don’t have all the answers, I can certainly assist in finding them together.
Mostly, I am here as a presence, as a connecting point for people on the level of soul, and most of all, to help YOU find your own spiritual meaning in your life, especially at the most challenging moments.
That is my work, and it is for the entire community, not just Jews or someone interested in Judaism. I am a Community Rabbi called to serve the larger community of all of us. Together, we are stronger. Together, we grow and learn to practice radical kindness and develop deep compassion. This is my work as a Community Rabbi.
How can I be of service? Let’s begin the conversation!
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