Rabbi Rena Singer (She, Her, Hers)
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Growing and evolving is key to anything, religion included-- and Rabbi Rena Singer is on a mission to make Judaism welcoming and accessible to all. In her role as a rabbi at Temple Sholom of Chicago, she has managed to make quite an impact, despite a pandemic. Rabbi Singer builds connections and encourages thoughtfulness among young Jews involved in the synagogue.
On the side, she is one of the founders of @modern_ritual, an Instagram account that provides pluralistic Jewish content that is personal, innovative and impactful. Page followers can attest to the warm community she's created through the page. Rabbi Singer believes in the strength of community and that impact is always greater together. She challenges her community to evaluate and dig deeper into all things Jewish. If you don't follow her yet, check out what she's all about at
Rabbi at Temple Sholom
ON THE SIDE:
Co-founder of Modern Ritual, an Instagram that models accessible, beautiful Jewish living
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 10 WORDS OR LESS:
Kind, creative nourisher of friends, relevant Judaism, and food
Bill Hader (well I'd really love to marry or be BFFs with him in real life but it's because I feel like he captures my soul).
WHAT IS YOUR NEWFOUND PANDEMIC TALENT OR HOBBY:
Typing while a dog sits in my lap and puts its head on the keyboard.
WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT IN THE LAST 10 YEARS:
Building Modern Ritual- an online resource that seeks to lower the barriers to people who want to find Judaism that fits in with the rest of their life, without watering down the content. We have connected with tens of thousands of people, personally answering their questions about Judaism.