Los Angeles Part One: The Rabbanit

Rabbanit Alissa Thomas-Newborn
Credit: B’nai David-Judea

“Rabbanit” is not a common title Jewish clergy members go by. But for Alissa Thomas-Newborn her unique title is a reflection on her unique situation as an Orthodox woman with formal rabbinical training, and a clergy position at an Orthodox congregation. Thomas-Newborn chats about her special role, the challenges and opportunities of the modern world, and her chaplaincy work in mental health care. 

A transcript of this episode can be found here.

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