Healing the World, One Network at a Time

From Jewish Standard (July 21, 2021)

Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu of Teaneck has always been interested in both healing and Judaism. Her goal has been to combine those two areas, using one to advance the other.

“Healing was always an interest,” she said. “But when I was deciding between psychology and the rabbinate, I wanted to study Judaism more. I always wanted to use Jewish wisdom and practices to help people. Life is so challenging. Tradition gives us pathways, connecting to our inner feelings and thoughts.”Throughout her working life, Rabbi Sirbu has found many ways to combine her two passions. In her new position as executive vice president of the Jewish Funders Network, she is hoping to continue that work. The network, with 2,500 members from 11 countries, helps promote responsible giving in addressing challenges facing the Jewish world.

Read the full article by Lois Goldrich in Jewish Standard.