Rebecca Sirbu

Rabbi Rebecca W. Sirbu, is the Director of Rabbis Without Borders at CLAL – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. Rabbi Sirbu directs two rabbinic fellowship programs, teaches seminars to rabbis, rabbinical students, and lay leaders across the country, and coaches individual rabbis in attaining their career goals. She was the founding director of the cutting edge MetroWest Jewish Healing and Healing Center at JCC MetroWest and the Center for Jewish Life at JCC MetroWest in West Orange, NJ. In addition, she is a trained hospital chaplain and speaks and writes on issues of health, healing, spirituality, and Jewish women. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vassar College, she holds a masters degree and ordination from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America.


Articles by Rebecca Sirbu

On July 4th: What Is Next, America?

This time last year, I was excited about America...

Living Out “Dirty Dancing” In Real Life

It was three days of good old-fashioned fun, which reminded me that in this time of political and social turmoil, community groups still exist.

How Scared Should I Be?

I have been debating this question a lot over the past month. The Jewish Community Center where my daughter attends ...

Why I Must March

I will be marching in the Women’s March on January 21, 2017 in Washington DC because I must. It is ...

Do You Know A Creative, Talented Rabbi?

If the answer is yes, then you should encourage them to apply to join the Rabbis Without Borders Network! CLAL’s ...

Looking for a Rabbi? Try RabbiCareers.com

RabbiCareers.com launched this month making it easier for a congregation, organization, or individual to find a rabbi for their needs. ...

5 Questions to Ask Yourself for the New Year

1. Am I living the life I want? Yup, that’s a big one to contemplate. Even a bit scary. But ...

The Modesty Wars

My favorite pastime in the summer is going to my local town pool. There I can sit in the sun, ...

Grit and Grace

I began rabbinical school in 1994, nine years after the Conservative Movement ordained Amy Eilberg in 1985. I was young ...

Samantha Bee for President!

Ok people have you been watching “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”? For heaven’s sakes, why not?!? During this election season, ...