Rabbi Margie Klein Ronkin

Rabbi Margie Klein Ronkin serves as the spiritual leader of Congregation Sha’arei Shalom in Ashland, MA, and works as Director of Clergy and Leadership Development for the Essex County Community organization. She is the founder of Moishe Kavod House in Boston, a community of over 600 Jews in their 20s and 30s dedicated to Tikkun Olam. A graduate of Yale and Hebrew College Rabbinical School, Rabbi Margie is co-editor of Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice, and a member of the Synagogue 3000 Emergent Communities Leadership Network. Rabbi Margie founded and directed Project Democracy. Rabbi Margie is an ordained [Kohenet/Hebrew Priestess] WWW.KOHENET.COM), and an avid hip-hop dancer.

Moishe Kavod House

Life and Action

Lessons From the Field: Community Organizing vs. Community Building

Over the past decade, community organizing has become a buzz phrase in American culture –- embraced by the right and the left. As a grassroots organizer-turned-rabbi, I have dedicated much of the past eight years to trying to figure out the relationship between organizing and community building — and how the two might best support each other. Right now, congregations and community organizing groups have a lot to learn from each other.

Faith and Practice

Why Liberal Jews Should Read an Orthodox Social Justice Book

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz’s new book, Jewish Ethics and Social Justice is a must-read for Orthodox Jews interested in social justice. Unfortunately, there aren’t many of them — yet. But liberal Jews should read it too.

Faith and Practice

In the Image: A Jewish Theology to Confront the Bullying Epidemic

We all know the problems of Leviticus 18 for LGBTQ Jews. Here, Margie Klein shows that Talmud provides a Jewish theology against homophobic bullying.

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