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Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr

Rebecca Einstein Schorr
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Headshot for Rebecca Einsten Schorr (2017).

Ordained by HUC-JIR, Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr is a CLAL Rabbis Without Borders Fellow, a contributing writer at, and is the former editor of the newsletter of the CCAR. Rebecca is the recipient of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award in Women’s Studies for her most recent project, The Sacred Calling: Forty Years of Women in the Rabbinate (CCAR Press). Her writing appears regularly on various sites including Tablet Magazine, The Jewish Daily Forward, and The Jewish Week. Writing at her blog, This Messy Life, Rebecca finds meaning in the sacred and not-yet-sacred intersections of daily life. When she’s not busy with her husband and kids, she can be found teaching Torah somewhere in real life and on Twitter @rebeccaschorr.

Blog posts

The Sisterhood 50: America's Influential Women Rabbis

Finding My Way Back to Rachel Adler

In fact, for most of my life, I rejected the notion that I was a feminist. I was a self-decribed equalist. I did not want to be associated with anything resembling the bra-burning, Lilith-reading farbrente feminists I had learned about in school.

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"Free To Be You And Me" Album Cover by Marlo Thomas

45 Years of Free to Be You and Me

When he was three, my son, Jacob, asked for Baby All Gone for Hanukkah. And I couldn't have been prouder.

Blame it on “Free to Be You & Me.” Like many of my generation, that album belonged to the soundtrack of my formative years. Teaching about gender equality in an informal and natural way, the songs and vignettes were snappy, clever, and extremely memorable.

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