Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr

Ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr is a ClAl Rabbis Without Borders Fellow, a contributing writer at Kveller.com, and is the editor of the newsletter of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Her writing appears regularly on various sites including Tablet Magazine, Mamalode, SheKnows, The Christian Science Monitor, The Jewish Week, ReformJudaism.com, and Zeh LeZeh (For One Another). Rabbi Schorr is the co-editor of The Sacred Calling: Forty Years of Women in the Rabbinate, published by CCAR Press in 2016 and winner of the 2016 Jewish Book Award in Women's Studies, and is a contributor to numerous anthologies including The Sacred Encounter: Jewish Perspectives on Sexuality, also published by CCAR Press.
 
A sought-after speaker, Rabbi Schorr speaks regularly about disability and the Jewish imperative for inclusion at such places as the 92nd St. Y, the Academy for Jewish Religion (NY), a variety of synagogues and other community organizations; she was also a member of the 2013 Listen To Your Mother - Wilmington cast and 2015 Listen To Your Mother - Lehigh Valley cast, where she spoke about the reality of rearing a child on the autism spectrum. Her popular TedX talk on her grassroots efforts to raise awareness (and funds) for pediatric cancer research by convincing 75 rabbis to shave their heads has been seen by viewers worldwide .
 
Writing at her blog, This Messy Life (www.rebeccaeinsteinschorr.com), Rabbi Schorr finds meaning in the sacred and not-yet-sacred intersections of daily life. Engage with her on Twitter @rebeccaschorr.
 
Editors of The Sacred Calling, Rabbis Rebecca Einstein Schorr and Alysa Mendelson Graf, express their gratitude for having been awarded the National Jewish Book Award in Women's Studies: