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Visiting Scholar on Zoom: Rabbi Rena Singer
December 1, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Visiting Scholar: Rabbi Rena Singer, Sholom Chicago
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 2:00pm
About Rabbi Rena Singer
Rabbi Rena Singer joined Temple Sholom as an Assistant Rabbi, July 1st, 2020, shortly after being ordained by Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). Prior to HUC-JIR, Rabbi Singer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Brandeis University, Dean’s List Cum Laude.
She also spent two year at New York City’s Hadar Institute, an experientially immersive and innovative yeshiva. Rena likes to say she’s always looking to find “new ways to say ancient sentences.” This is evident in an initiative she an close friend, Rabbi Samantha Frank, undertook in third year of rabbinical school. They sought to engage with today’s younger generation and seized it by creating Modern Ritual.
Modern Ritual is a Jewish Instagram account with relevant, timely posts about Shabbat, holidays and Jewish concepts. During the work on Modern Ritual, Rabbi Singer learned how to use social media as an educational tool and today boosts over 14,000 followers. As she says, “our goal is to empower and inspire people to live Jewishly at home. I am so excited for the ways that my work with Modern Ritual will inform my work at Temple Sholom and vice versa.”
Rabbi Singer is settling into her new life in Chicago, including moving into our Lakeview neighborhood and looking forward to bringing her Torah and Talmudic learning and teaching to Temple Sholom.