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Robert Schoen & Catherine deCuir “The Rabbi Finds Her Way” New Book Reading and Discussion

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Robert Schoen & Catherine deCuir “The Rabbi Finds Her Way” New Book

A year after graduating from rabbinical school, Pearl Ross-Levy lands the job of her life. As Associate Rabbi at Lakeshore Temple in Oakland, California, Pearl begins to learn what being a rabbi is all about.

Through compelling, inspiring, and often funny episodes, the young rabbi meets a cast of quirky characters and discovers what it means to become a leader in the synagogue community. As Pearl faces the challenges of her new role, we witness her kindness and compassion as well as her resourcefulness and courage.

Whether it is caring for her high school classmate (the victim of a serious car accident), struggling with the anguish of a man who believes he's committed a murder, or bringing the community together to help a lonely cancer patient feel not so alone, the rabbi teaches us how a little love and caring can affect people in wonderful ways.

The Rabbi's strength and faith grow as she continues to see that God does, indeed, work in strange ways.

Author Bios

Robert Schoen is the author of On God's Radar—My Walk Across America and the award-winning book What I Wish My Christian Friends Knew About Judaism. He lives in Oakland, California.


Catherine deCuir is a cantorial soloist, jazz vocalist, and fiction writer. She lives in Albany, California.