Barry Dolinger graduated with a B.A. from UPenn, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Near Eastern Studies. He received his ordination from RIETS and a J.D. from Fordham. Currently, he serves as the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Sholom in Providence, Rhode Island and heads a solo law firm. In recent years, he’s helped to co-found Thrive, an organization focused on promoting human flourishing and better living, and has a strong interest in mindfulness and contemplative practices and their application. He’s also worked to create a values-based local model of Kashrut supervision and works closely with several restaurants in the New England region.