OUR RABBI

Rabbi Hannah Orden became our spiritual leader in 2014, and since then has blessed our community with her special blend of love, laughter, and dedication. She has an extensive background in Jewish education as well as a strong commitment to community building and social action, evident in her work with Summit Interfaith Council, where she is Vice-President and serves on the Anti-Racism Task Force.

Before coming to CBH, Rabbi Orden was the rabbi for Temple B’nai Israel in Laconia, New Hampshire and served on the adjunct faculty for Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts where she earned her rabbinic ordination and Master of Arts in Jewish Studies.  

 

 

Rabbi Orden's Response to Neo-Nazi Violence in Charlottesville

As I watched white supremacists and neo-Nazis gathering in Virginia, I kept thinking of the courage of Rabbi Joachim Prinz, who in Germany and later in Newark refused to be silent about Anti-Semitism and Racism. Rabbi Prinz said, "The most important thing that I learned as a rabbi in Berlin when the Nazis were in power was that bigotry and hatred are not the most urgent problem. The most urgent, the most disgraceful, the most shameful and the most tragic problem is silence." In response to hatred or bigotry, let us share Rabbi Prinz's commitment: "I shall not be silent."

 

Rabbi Orden with Rabbi Avi Friedman of Congregation Ohr Shalom leading several hundred people in prayer at a rally in Summit on August 14.  

Rabbi Orden's High Holiday Rap

 

Read the rabbi's high holiday sermons from 5778 /2017.

Sun, October 22 2017 2 Cheshvan 5778