Special guest Lori Shaller on March 2

Services on Shabbat morning, March 2, will be co-led by Reb Rachel and special guest Lori Shaller.

Here’s how Lori describes herself:

I live on the island of Martha’s Vineyard with my husband Matt Pelikan (a restoration ecologist for The Nature Conservancy) and our cat Pitzi. I am studying in the ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal Rabbinic Ordination Program. I’ve been an educator for more than 20 years and currently write English and History curricula and teach teachers in content institutes. Areas of expertise include curriculum design and alternative assessment, Shakespeare and World and American History. I am currently writing curriculum on Jewish Women in the Labor Movement for the Jewish Women’s Archive. I occasionally also work as a personal chef and a meeting facilitator. I enjoy being outdoors walking, running, cycling, hiking and gardening, and I am an active member of the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center.

Lori co-led davenen with Reb Rachel here last April, and also led davenen one Shabbat morning over the summer, as well. She’s looking forward to returning to CBI! Please join us in welcoming her back to western Mass.


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