Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman is the Associate Rabbi at Temple Sinai in Brookline, Massachusetts. She feels blessed to serve this vibrant community through building personal relationships, teaching Torah, innovating new engagement initiatives, working for justice, and leading prayer. Rabbi Shoshana is a leader in the interfaith climate justice movement in New England. She and her husband Yotam Schachter co-wrote The Tide Is Rising, an anthem for the climate movement that has been sung in congregations, climate rallies, and gatherings in the US, Brazil, Denmark, and France. In other pursuits, she has released an album of original music called Guesthouse, clowned for hospitalized children, tended a community garden, and written poetry. Her publications include pieces in the Huffington Post and the Harvard Divinity Bulletin, and she has written an interpretive translation of the weekday prayer service called Siddur V'lo Nevosh: Jewish Prayer as Shame Resilience Practice. Rabbi Shoshana was ordained at Hebrew College Rabbinical School, and is a graduate of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, JOIN For Justice, and Oberlin College of Arts & Sciences where she was also a Henry David Thoreau Scholar. She grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, and lives in Jamaica Plain with Yotam and their dog Lulu. For sermons, publications, music, and activism visit www.rabbishoshana.com.

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תפילת העמידה ביום חול | the Weekday Amidah, a paraliturgical reflection by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

Contributed on: ח׳ באדר ה׳תשפ״א (2021-02-19) by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman |

A paraliturgical reflection of the weekday Amidah for a shame resilience practice. . . .


בִּרְכָּת גָּאַל יִשְׂרָאֵל | Emet v’Yatsiv, a paraliturgical reflection by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

Contributed on: ח׳ באדר ה׳תשפ״א (2021-02-19) by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman |

A paraliturgical reflection of the blessing following the Shema, the Birkat Ga’al Yisrael, for a shame resilience practice. . . .


שְׁמַע | Shema, a paraliturgical reflection by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

Contributed on: ח׳ באדר ה׳תשפ״א (2021-02-19) by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman |

A paraliturgical reflection of the second blessing prior to the Shema, the Birkat Ahavah, for a shame resilience practice. . . .


בִּרְכָּת אַהֲבַה | Ahava Rabbah, a paraliturgical reflection by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

Contributed on: ז׳ באדר ה׳תשפ״א (2021-02-18) by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman |

A paraliturgical reflection of the second blessing prior to the Shema, the Birkat Ahavah, for a shame resilience practice. . . .


יוֹצֵר אוֹר | Yotser Ohr, a paraliturgical reflection by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

Contributed on: ז׳ באדר ה׳תשפ״א (2021-02-18) by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman |

A paraliturgical reflection of the first blessing prior to the Shema, Yotser Ohr, for a shame resilience practice. . . .


בָּרוּךְ שֶׁאָמַר | Barukh she’Amar, a paraliturgical reflection by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

Contributed on: ז׳ באדר ה׳תשפ״א (2021-02-18) by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman |

A paraliturgical reflection of the prayer Barukh She’amar for a shame resilience practice. . . .


עָלֵינוּ לְשַׁבֵּחַ | Aleinu, a paraliturgical reflection by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

Contributed on: ז׳ באדר ה׳תשפ״א (2021-02-18) by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman |

A paraliturgical reflection of the prayer Aleinu for a shame resilience practice . . .


רִבּוֹן הָעוֹלָמִים | Ribon HaOlamim, a paraliturgical reflection by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

Contributed on: ט״ו באייר ה׳תש״פ (2020-05-08) by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman |

A paraliturgical reflection of the prayer Ribon haOlamim for a shame resilience practice. . . .


בִּרְכוֹת הַתּוֹרָה | Birkhot haTorah, paraliturgical reflections by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

Contributed on: י״ד באייר ה׳תש״פ (2020-05-07) by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman |

A paraliturgical reflection on the blessings over learning Torah, the Birkhot haTorah, for a shame resilience practice. . . .


אֱלֹהַי נְשָׁמָה | Elohai Neshamah, a paraliturgical reflection by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

Contributed on: י״ד באייר ה׳תש״פ (2020-05-07) by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman |

A paraliturgical reflection on the prayer over being animated with life sustaining breath, Elohai Neshamah, for a shame resilience practice. . . .


אֲשֶׁר יָצַר | Asher Yatsar, a paraliturgical reflection by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

Contributed on: י״ד באייר ה׳תש״פ (2020-05-07) by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman |

A paraliturgical reflection on the prayer following urination and defecation, Asher Yatsar, for a shame resilience practice. . . .


ברכות השחר | Birkhot haShaḥar (Morning Blessings), paraliturgical reflections by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

Contributed on: י״ד באייר ה׳תש״פ (2020-05-07) by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman |

Paraliturgical reflections of the morning blessings for a shame resilience practice. . . .


מַה־טֹּבוּ | Mah Tovu, a paraliturgical reflection by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

Contributed on: י״ג באייר ה׳תש״פ (2020-05-06) by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman |

A paraliturgical reflection of the prayer for entering sacred communal spaces, Mah Tovu, for a shame resilience practice. . . .


אַשְׁרֵי | Ashrei, a paraliturgical reflection by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

Contributed on: ז׳ באדר ה׳תשפ״א (2021-02-18) by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman |

A paraliturgical reflection of Ashrei for a shame resilience practice. . . .


סידור ולא נבוש | Jewish Prayer as Shame Resilience Practice: Siddur v’Lo Nevosh for Shaḥarit by Rabbi Shoshana Friedman

Contributed on: כ״ח בתשרי ה׳תשע״ה (2014-10-22) by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman |

A prayerbook of paraliturgical reflections on the weekday morning prayers composed for a shame resilience practice. . . .