Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu
Rabbi Rebecca W. Sirbu is the Director of Rabbis Without Borders at CLAL – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. Named as one of the most innovative Jewish organizations in America by the Slingshot Guide, Rabbis Without Borders stimulates and supports creativity in religious life. Rabbi Sirbu was named as one of the “Most Inspirational Rabbis in America” by The Forward Newspaper. She is a consultant for synagogues, organizations, and individuals on leadership development, building creative capacity, actualizing ideas, and how to work across religious and cultural borders. She is an expert voice on social media, speaker, and writer, on a variety of issues related to religion in America today. She is published in several books: I am Here: The Untold Stories of Everyday People, Faithfully Feminist: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Women on Why They Stay, and The Sacred Calling: Forty Years of Women in the Rabbinate (anticipated 2015), and is regular contributor to eJewish Philanthropy among other publications. She manages and writes for the Rabbis Without Borders blog on myjewishlearing.com. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vassar College, she holds a master’s degree and ordination from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She tweets at @rabbirebecca and @rwbclal.