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Massachusetts Board of Rabbis installs new executive board

The Massachusetts Board of Rabbis (MBR) is delighted to announce its newly elected leadership for 2021-2022.

The elected officers of the Executive Board of the MBR are:

Rabbi Sara Paasche-Orlow, Presiden
Rabbi Ron Fish, Vice President
Rabbi Alison Adler, Treasurer
Rabbi Andy Vogel, Chair—Public Policy & Social Action Committee
Rabbi Navah Levine, Member-at-Large
Rabbi Jodi Seewald Smith, Member-at-Large
Rabbi Neal Gold, Immediate Past President

Rabbi Sara Paasche-Orlow, BCC, is the director of Spiritual Care at Hebrew SeniorLife, serving more than  3,000 elders in the greater Boston area. Rabbi Paasche-Orlow is the first Chaplain Rabbi to serve as president of MBR in the organization’s history. She is a co-founder of the HSL Chaplaincy Institute, focused on Jewish spiritual care and aging, dementia care, and end of life care. She serves on the board of the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab at Brandeis. Rabbi Paasche-Orlow was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America,and is the author of articles on Jewish chaplaincy and the co-author, with Rabbi Joel Baron, of Deathbed Wisdom of the Hasidic Masters: The Book of Departures and Caring for People at the End of Life (Jewish Lights, 2016). She lives in Newton with her husband, Dr. Michael Paasche-Orlow.

Founded 80 years ago, the MBR is the only regional organization of rabbis from various Jewish streams and movements serving congregations, agencies, and institutions within Massachusetts. Its membership consists of women and men from across the Jewish religious spectrum who come together for study, professional development, collegiality and support, and to speak with a singular rabbinic voice on behalf of our Jewish community. The MBR’s history and recent policy papers can be accessed through the MBR website.

Main Photo: Sara Passsche-Orlow

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