Humans of Hebrew College The Social Justice Rabbi

By Wendy Linden
Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman '14

“I came to the rabbinate after realizing that the language, faith, and community of Judaism would help me push through the despair and paralysis I felt about environmental degradation. Today, as a rabbi at Temple Sinai of Brookline, I support my congregants in building rich Jewish lives. I gain strength from our communal t’fila, congregational organizing for justice, and engaging my congregants of all ages. From that place of community, I have the koach (strength) to take a leadership role in the interfaith climate action movement. I am grateful every day for the chance to do work I love with people I care about. I draw deep meaning from playing my own part in a global movement, and inspiring others to do the same.” #HumansHC 

(Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman ’14, Assistant Rabbi at Temple Sinai of Brookline, MA: Friedman was one of two rabbis representing the Jewish faith as part of the historic interfaith service “Coming Together In Faith on Climate” at the National Cathedral on Sept. 24, 2015.)

Learn about the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College’s specialization in Spirituality and Social Justice, offered as a track in for rabbinical school students and as a certificate for non-Rabbinical School students and other interested students.


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