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Rabbi Rebecca W. Sirbu is Director of Rabbis Without Borders, and is known

for thinking “outside the box.” Rabbis Without Borders is a program of

CLAL - The National Center for Learning and Leadership – a leader in

religious pluralism, linking Jewish wisdom with innovative scholarship to

deepen civic and spiritual participation in American life.

Rabbi Sirbu is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America

and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vassar College. A trained hospital

chaplain, she has worked at Beth Israel Medical Center, Lenox Hill

Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Her

published articles include: “Leadership During Uncertain Times,” and

“Theologies of Suffering: How Judaism can Help You Cope.”

Topics in this engaging hour include: What Rabbi Sirbu means by thinking

“outside the box”; Rabbis without Borders - how it came about, what the

program does; working across denominations to create vibrant Jewish and

civic life; making meaning; life events and celebrations; what drew her to

becoming a rabbi, and how the role manifests today; the core of faith; a

poem by Rabbi Rami Shapiro; the value and wisdom of religious traditions;

tension between religions; religious pluralism; her writings about

suffering, grieving and healing; jewishvaluesonline.org, and other great

resources featuring Jewish response to many questions about life;

religious tolerance; and more.

For more information, http://godspeedinstitute.com/

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