Rabbi Jordania Goldberg

Rabbi Jordania Goldberg was ordained at JSLI. Her work as a rabbi is interwoven into her work as a counselor and writer. She is a guest rabbi internationally and is available for online counseling, teaching and life-cycle events in 2020, after her sabbatical.  Website: rabbijordania.com

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Rabbi Russell McAlmond

Rabbi McAlmond’s rabbinate path is to bring people together in mutual love and understanding.  Whatever differences we may have about life, politics, religion or any other topic we are asked to respect one another as the wonderful and unique human beings we are.  Putting people in groups and assigning values to them will deny their […]

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Rabbi Paul “Tuviah” Schreiber

Rabbi Paul Schreiber, aka Reb Tuviah, is the rabbi and spiritual leader of Temple Beth David in Spring Hill, Florida. The soulful, spiritual journey of Reb Tuviah has taken him on many paths. Throughout the years, he has immersed himself in Jewish education and has created, led and participated in numerous Jewish and interfaith programs. […]

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Rabbi Cantor Robbi Sherwin

Robbi is thrilled to be Rabbi Cantor of the Wood River Jewish Community in Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho, commuting from Austin, Texas.  Sherwin was raised in the Air Force in small towns all over the US, where she and her 3 siblings were often the only Jewish kids in their school. Camp Young Judaea in California […]

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“Not Lost in (Cyber-) Space”

Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater, June 2018 Published in Jewish Community Chronicle (Long Beach) My friends and members of my congregation will be the first to tell you that I am “not your grandfather’s rabbi.” I was raised in a family and an environment that gave me an insight into the horrors of the holocaust to which […]

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Rabbi Jennifer Rudin

Rabbi Jennifer Rudin is the founder of Simcha Services and Congregation Derech HaShalom. She is a Liberal Rabbi and experienced Jewish educator who believes that Judaism is relevant, meaningful and inspirational. Rabbi Rudin supports families in uniquely celebrating Jewish life events. Her work is grounded in the belief that every person experiences and expresses Judaism […]

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UJUC Torah Talk for your Shabbat Table, Rabbi Jennifer Rudin

This week we read two parashiyot (Torah portions), Vayakhel and Pekudei. These two parashiyot (Torah portions) complete the Book of Exodus (the second book of the Torah). When we finish a book of the Torah we say, “Be Strong, Be Strong and Together We’ll Grow Stronger”. In Parashat Vayakhel, Moses reminds the Israelites to observe […]

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It’s Mazal Tov Monday @ UJUC

  Rabbi Daniel Boaz Betzel recently officiated two weddings, the first a marriage decades over due/in-coming. The ceremony was a beautiful testament to the efficacy of the enduring nature of love. And the second, a union that proves true love transcends geography, cultures, and faith during which the groom’s breaking of the glass symbolizedthe breaking […]

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UJUC Creates a Bridge

Rabbi Ivan Browner, UJUC Founder writes from Tokyo, Japan In today’s day and age, we as a people find ourselves closer together in so many ways.  Advances in Technology and engineering, allow me to type this blog, and instantly share it with people all over the world at the push of a button.  Unfortunately, with […]

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Charity Overload

By Rabbi Deborah Reichmann Give now! Crowdfund! It’s my birthday, donate to my fundraiser! Support my cause! We can’t do it without you! Your donation will save a life! It is relentless. It has stopped prodding our consciences. It isn’t even an annoyance anymore, it has become another thing that we ignore. We are pulled […]

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A Life Well-Lived by Rabbi Ken Hahn

My 94 year old cousin died recently. He lived a great life, and it could truly be said about him, he died with no regrets. I was struck by the tributes he received. He was very successful in business; he earned a lot of money in his life and supported a great many philanthropic causes. […]

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Rabbi Deborah McKenzie

Rabbi Deborah McKenzie has served as a Jewish spiritual leader and counselor for more than 20 years.  She works interfaith and people of faith who seek to enhance or add a Jewish spiritual perspective to their understanding and experiences.   As lifelong learner, Rabbi Deborah enjoys studying and engaging on the Tanach and wisdom of […]

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Rabbi Karen Becker-Marcelo

Rabbi Karen Becker-Marcelo took her passion of Judaism, working with people and teaching, to it’s culmination, by receiving smicha from the Jewish Spiritual Leadership Institute in January 2017. As a member of Union of Jewish Universalist Communities (UJUC),  she embraces the doctrines of Jewish Universalism including  encouraging ‘Interfaith families and all people to participate in our Jewish worship […]

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Rabbi Daniel Betzel

Rabbi Betzel serves the Greater Columbus metro area where he officiates life-cycle events for Jewish and interfaith families.  Rabbi Betzel also serves as an Ohio Ambassador for Sar El–The National Project for the Volunteers for Israel. Rabbi Betzel spends several weeks each year in Israel volunteering on various IDF bases.   Rabbi Betzel was ordained […]

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Dance Partners

Rabbi Diane Rose Those of us who are part of progressive spiritual groups and participate in interfaith activities often speak of the belief that all religions are here to serve the same purpose in different ways. Whether we are Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Hindu… aren’t we all searching for answers, working toward peace, and living our […]

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What is Jewish Universalism? Why does it matter?

Rabbi Blane writes: To answer those questions, I need to revisit a bit of personal history. When I first conceived of Jewish Universalism, it was during a transitional period when I declined my synagogue’s offer of a contract renewal in January, and I had to remain in my position until July. For Rabbis and Cantors, […]

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Transforming Fate Into Destiny

May 17, 2017 Rabbi Dina London Recently, I attended a performance at the Goodman Theater in Chicago called “Destiny of Desire,” a take on the Spanish soap opera. The playwright, Karen Zacarias, was quoted in the playbill as saying, “Destiny is different from fate.  Destiny is what your life can be if you realize your […]

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The Changing Face of Religion in America

April 27, 2017 | Rabbi Judy Ginsburgh Earlier this year, I had the wonderful opportunity to hear Dr. Diana Butler Bass speak on two different occasions.  She is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture.   Her latest book is called “Grounded: Finding God in the World, a Spiritual Revolution.” During […]

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Purim: A Chance to Let Loose

February 23, 2017| by Rabbi Linda Goldberg Purim comes not a moment too soon, March 11-12, this year. While I always look forward to its approach as a sign that winter is nearly past, this year observing Purim seems especially relevant. It offers a fine occasion to remember our heritage, to do some good for […]

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Rabbi Linda Goldberg

Rabbi Linda’s passion is helping Jews and interfaith families of all backgrounds and interests enhance their lives with Judaism. She is an independent rabbi, serving individuals as opposed to a congregation; and she did her research project on Jews who are not members of synagogues in order to serve them better and make their experience […]

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Festivals of light, now more than ever

December 16, 2016 by Rabbi Deborah Reichmann Festivals of light, now more than ever I was going to start with a tirade. Railing against the hatred and intolerance I see spewing from all sides. Bemoaning the sorry state of the world. I won’t. It’s not that these things aren’t happening, but ranting won’t make it […]

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