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.
Congregation Beth Israel
North Adams, Massachusetts