Inspiring Rabbis


ALEPH offers a heartfelt mazal tov to the 32 rabbis named in the Forward’s list of Most Inspiring Rabbis 2016
– especially to ALEPH co-chair Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Rabbi Shafir Lobb, both ordained by ALEPH; Rabbi David Ingber of Romemu, one of the world’s largest Jewish Renewal communities; and Rabbi Royi Shaffin, husband of our Executive Director Shoshanna Schechter-Shaffin. They join the many other Renewalniks who have been honored on this list in years past. Here’s to rabbis who inspire — who breathe spirit into lives of service to others and to God.

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Congregation Beth Israel
North Adams, Massachusetts

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David Ingber
Romemu
New York, New York

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Shafir Lobb
Congregation Eitz Chayim
Port Saint Lucie, Florida

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Royi Shaffin
Congregation Or Atid
Henrico, Virginia