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Talmud Nerd, Lifelong (Suffering) Canucks Fan, Father of Two

Rabbi Benjamin Barer teaches high school Jewish Text at CESJDS in Fall 2019. Raised in Vancouver, BC, my Jewish journey has included Conservative and Orthodox day schools, being bar-mitzvah’ed at the largest Renewal congregation in Canada, a year spent in Meitar in the south of Israel, and an all-boys ultra-Orthodox yeshiva high school. Pluralism has been my lived experience of Judaism, and led to my being ordained by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in 2018, I am passionate about making Jewish texts and traditions relevant, inspiring and accessible to all who seek them. I live in Washington, D.C. with my wife Deborah, daughter Mira and son Adin.

To register for Benjamin’s class, “Jewish Wisdom for Life’s Great Questions: Between Self and Others – Washington DC,” click here.