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.