Originally from NY, Rabbi Barry Dolinger now lives in RI with his wife Naomi Baine and daughter Netzach. There, he spends his time engaged in different ventures to create meaning and connection in a fundamentally disconnected world. After earning a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, he earned his J.D. from Fordham Law School and was ordained as a Rabbi by RIETS, YU’s affiliate rabbinical school. He has been challenged and inspired as a member of Clal’s Rabbis Without Borders and Glean, and was a member of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality’s Clergy Cohort. Since 2011, he has served as the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Sholom, a modern orthodox synagogue in Providence. He also practices as an attorney in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Together with colleagues, he co-founded Thrive – a RI based center for mindfulness. Seeking to promote mindful eating as a path to connection and environmental transformation, he founded Lighthouse Kosher, an innovative Jewish food certification. Recently, together with his wife, they co-founded Mitzvah Matzos, a non-profit soft-matzo donating all profits to fight human trafficking. He serves on the board of the Jewish Community Day School of RI, Vice-President of the RI Board of Rabbis, and as VP of Governance at the Jewish Alliance of RI.