Rabbi Barbara Penzner

Since 1995, Barbara Penzner has served Temple Hillel B’nai Torah, a Reconstructionist synagogue in Boston. Barbara is currently co-chair of the New England Jewish Labor Committee and leads their annual Labor Seder in Boston. She is a past President of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis.


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Micah’s Message

How can we feel sorrow and embrace joy at the same time? This is a question for all of us, but one that especially speaks to social justice activists.

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The Reconstructionist Network

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Modeling respectful conversations on pressing Jewish issues

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