Rabbi Emerita Sally Finestone

Rabbi Sally Finestone

Rabbi Sally Finestone recently joined Congregation Har Shalom in Fort Collins, Colorado. She served for twenty years as the Rabbi and Education Director of Congregation Or Atid, and as an instructor and counselor at the Harvard Divinity School. She began her rabbinic career as a Hillel director, and has worked on campuses in Cincinnati, Houston, and at Harvard.

Raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Rabbi Finestone attended Duke University, and then attended Hebrew Union College - Jewish institute of Religion in Cincinnati for her rabbinic training, becoming the 11th woman in Jewish history to be ordained. She also holds a Masters in Hebrew Literature and an honorary doctorate from HUC-JIR, and a Masters in Theology from Harvard Divinity School. Her academic areas of interest include Biblical studies, medieval philosophy and thought, and history. A lover of classical music, dogs, and the New England Patriots, Rabbi Finestone has been married to Rabbi Boaz Heilman for almost 40 years, and they have been blessed with two children, Hannah and Jonathan.

Social Action

Community Cooks!

Upcoming date: Nov. 17 Please volunteer to cook or deliver a meal for Bristol Lodge Women's Shelter, Waltham. 

Patient Navigator Service

With JFS of Metrowest, this free service helps Jewish and other frail older adults living in Metrowest get to and navigate their medical appointments. More info here.

Bristol Lodge

Upcoming date: Dec. 1 Help set up, clean up and serve a meal to homeless people at this Waltham soup kitchen. Great opportunity for children ages 8 and up and adults. Choose a Sunday.

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Adult Education

[email protected] Broads in Midrash

Mondays, starts 9/23, 10am at Or Atid 
10 session class exploring little known women whose stories are embellished in the rabbinic tradition. Details here.

The Jewish Response to the Modern Civil Rights Movement

Tuesdays, Nov. 19, Nov. 26, Dec. 3 at Or Atid
Taught by Yoni Kadden, Chair, History Department, Gann Academy. RSVP by Oct. 29 to [email protected]. More info here.

 

 

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