This week, I was honored to learn that I was selected to take part in a unique, cutting edge rabbinical think tank known as Rabbis Without Borders (RWB). RWB is a national network of rabbis from all different movements and backgrounds who work together to make Jewish life and learning relevant, meaningful and engaging to Jews today. My relationship with RWB starts this summer as I begin a year-long fellowship that will give me the opportunity to learn with some of today’s most respected Jewish teachers. The fellowship will encourage me and my colleagues to use Jewish wisdom to speak about contemporary issues, to see beyond the labels and boundaries that divide the larger Jewish community, and to discover ways to make ancient Jewish teachings part of our modern discussion. Upon completion of the fellowship, RWB alumni continue to learn and grow together.
Rabbis Without Borders is part of Clal, the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, which is based in New York City. While I will be traveling to New York for a few short visits, thanks to the internet, much of my learning experience this year will be based on-line. As the fellowship is specifically designed for rabbis who are actively involved in synagogue life, RWB will not keep me from being there for all of you.
I am looking forward to this new opportunity. I am certain that learning with my Rabbis Without Borders colleagues will be wonderful. I will keep you posted on my experience and promise to share what I learn with you!