“Sophia” means Wisdom.
Literally, I live on Sophia Street, in Vancouver.
Philosophically, I try to live my inner life on Sophia Street, too.
For fifteen years I worked as a philosophy professor.
And for the last eight I have worked as a synagogue rabbi.
In each role, I have tried to lead others in the exploration of their own wisdom.
On these pages, I share some of what I have learned about the human spirit, the natural world, and the allure of vibrant classical texts. Occasionally I write about politics, but mostly I write about consciousness, love, theology, animals, and spiritual growth.
A summary of my current professional commitments:
Rabbi, philosopher, spiritual director.
Rabbi at Or Shalom Synagogue, Vancouver.
Faculty member at ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal Ordination Programs.
Lecturer in Religious Studies, University of British Columbia.
Professor Emerita of Philosophy at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Mother, animal lover, organizational leader, injured dancer, former yoga teacher.
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