Being a Rabbi to Non-Jews: A Conversation with Rabbi Rachael Jackson

Being a Rabbi to Non-Jews: A Conversation with Rabbi Rachael Jackson

This week, Sinai and Synapses’ new weekly interview series “Sacred Science” (hosted at Jewish Live) talked with Rabbi Rachael Jackson. She is uniquely well-situated to bring Jewish wisdom to science, and to break down some of the complex debates in science for the general population. Her decade spent as an analytical chemist, and becoming an ordained rabbi after that, have allowed her to be a unique voice for her community – one in which she is the leader of virtually the only synagogue. How do we talk to people we disagree with, and how do we open up to others? These are some of the topics Rabbi Mitelman and Rabbi Jackson discussed.

Rabbi Rachael Jackson is the rabbi of Agudas Israel Congregation in Hendersonville, North Carolina, ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.  Prior to rabbinical school, she worked for a decade as an analytical chemist in biopharmaceutical, biofuel, and hazardous waste companies. She was a Sinai and Synapses Fellow from 2017-2019.

Watch the Conversation Here!



We will be taking a break for the New Year, and then the following week, January 5, we will be hosting Rabbi Rachel Gurevitz, PhD, rabbi of Congregation B’nai Shalom in Westborough, MA (a Scientists in Synagogues participating congregation from 2016-2017), with a doctorate in Cultural Geography.

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