Hineini – Here I Am!
Born and raised in Miami, I’ve been a Chicagoan since college. I’ve been married, divorced, and married again. I’ve raised kids and watched them leave the nest. I’ve studied spirituality with abandon, become obsessed with knitting, and have always been in search of the next great read. Synagogues have been my thing for 15 years…volunteering, leading, consulting, slaving away at the most mundane of tasks in pursuit of community survival.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Northwestern University, a certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of Illinois/Chicago and I received my rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Spiritual Leader’s Institute. I’ve worked for congregations, the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, and for Pogstone (the makers of ShulSuite synagogue software). I’ve spoken at conferences and retreats and my writing has been published in newspapers, magazines, and online. I completed a course in Jewish spiritual direction and I’ve coached, counseled and taught Jewish meditation.