Tina Grimberg

Tina Grimberg has focused her rabbinic career on empowering women and fighting domestic violence. Grimberg immigrated to America with her family from the Ukraine at age sixteen and began both immersing herself in the Jewish culture that was finally available to her and advocating for refuseniks still trapped in the USSR. She worked as a family therapist focusing on domestic violence issues before entering Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1996. The year after her ordination in 2001, she became the rabbi for Congregation Darchei Noam in Toronto, and still serves there as of 2016. In 2006 she began a campaign against violence toward women in the Jewish community in partnership with the Jewish Family & Child Service of Toronto and Jewish Women International of Canada. Alongside her rabbinic work and activism, Grimberg has published numerous short stories as well as an autobiography, Out of Line: Growing Up Soviet, in 2007.


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Rabbi Tina Grimberg. Photo courtesy of Congregation Darchei Noam in Toronto.

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