Posts By: Shelli Aderman

by Shelli Aderman • May 29, 2019

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield on CLEARCUT | With Michelle Makori | Thursday, May 23rd 2019


WHO Are You?

by Shelli Aderman • April 17, 2019

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield talks about Hanukkah for Currents TV!

by Shelli Aderman • December 11, 2018

Clal’s own Rabbi Brad Hirschfield reflects on our deepening and expanding relationship with Currents TV, the Catholic Cable Company, and their desire to use Jewish as a good for their public/audience!


Foster a culture of innovation in your New York-area synagogue or organization with the SPARK Fellowship

by Shelli Aderman • July 23, 2018

Clal is pleased to announce the second cohort of the SPARK Fellowship to Ignite Organizational Innovation, generously funded by UJA-Federation of New York. SPARK is an 8-month program, running from October through June, aimed at helping synagogues and other community organizations build strong cultures of innovation, with the goal of continually intensifying the participation of existing […]


A Rabbi Visits An Immigrant Detention Center

by Shelli Aderman • July 9, 2018

Two weeks ago, Rabbi Elana Zelony, a Rabbis Without Borders member, visited an immigrant detention center in Texas as part of an interfaith delegation to bear witness to what has been happening at these centers. Here is her testimony.


Rabbis Without Borders Welcomes A New Cohort

by Shelli Aderman • June 20, 2018

Last week, Rabbis Without Borders, Clal’s pluralist rabbinic network, welcomed its new cohort this year at its yearly retreat for first-time members.


What Happens When Rabbis Talk #MeToo?

by Shelli Aderman • March 12, 2018

A rabbi in attendance at the recent Rabbis Without Borders retreat discusses a powerful moment when the rabbis were forced to face some uncomfortable and painful realities when discussing the #MeToo phenomenon.


A Historic Rabbinic #MeToo Gathering

by Shelli Aderman • February 26, 2018

On February 21st, a historic gathering of leaders of all of the denominations of Judaism was convened in the Clal offices to discuss gender issues in the rabbinate which have been brought to the fore from the #MeToo Movement. 


Rebecca Sirbu Gives Benediction to the New Jersey Senate

by Shelli Aderman • January 16, 2018

Rabbi Sirbu was honored to give the Benediction to the NJ State Senate on Jan 9th, 2018. She blessed the gathering with words of wisdom to encourage their dedication as civic leaders.


Rabbis Without Borders Fellowship Applications Are Now Open!

by Shelli Aderman • December 12, 2017

To enter this exciting network of rabbis, directed by Rabbi Rebecca W. Sirbu, we invite you to apply to be an RWB Fellow, with teachers and mentors from the CLAL Faculty. Each year we accept a diverse group of twenty rabbis to form a cohort group.