Entrepreneurial Rabbis
Expanding Roles Beyond the Pulpit

704846_06990728952144998d4dacd5614ca466~mv2.jpgIn a changing world, as the role of the rabbi continues to expand beyond the pulpit, rabbis are finding new ways to innovate as entrepreneurs  including starting businesses and organizations like these:

  • Jewish Studio Project
  • Jewish Birth Network
  • MatchMe Philanthropy
  • Moishe-Kavod Jewish Social Justice House

Rabbi Adina Allen (right), who co-founded The Jewish Studio Project — an arts-based nonprofit in Berkeley, CA that blends traditional Jewish learning with a creative arts studio — writes, "For some, connection to the Divine happens in a synagogue. For others, on a farm, in an art studio, at a rally, in a soup kitchen. In this age of the entrepreneurial rabbi, all paths are possible and new paths are necessary" in her article Rabbinic Entrepreneurship: Bringing Judaism Alive in New and Unexpected Ways.

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  • Download Rabbi Allen's article about her journey from rabbinical school to entrepreneur