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About Rabbi Barry Dolinger

the guy you'll work with

After entering the Rabbinate in Providence, Rhode Island, Rabbi D realized two things.  First, people are looking for quality kosher food made thoughtfully and responsibly.  Second, many rabbinic supervision agencies employ policies that are far stricter than Jewish law requires; this increases costs and reduces availability of kosher food. 

Rabbi D started his experience in kosher supervision as a head student mashgiach (supervisor) at the University of Pennsylvania's kosher dining hall.  He received his rabbinic ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary affiliated with Yeshiva University.  Currently, he serves as the Spiritual Leader of Congregation Beth Sholom in Providence, Rhode Island, and is a member of the Rabbinical Council of America and the International Rabbinic Fellowship.    

Rabbi D experiments with innovative ways to bring Jewish wisdom and spiritual practice into people's lived experiences.  To this end, he's a member of Rabbis Without Borders, a spunky network of experimenting Rabbis, and also participated in the clergy cohort of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.  He also serves as a co-founder of Thrive, a RI based center for mindfulness and well-being. 

Rabbi D. looks forward to connecting with you to co-create food-based expressions of these dreams.

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