Our Rabbi


It is with mixed emotions that Sha’arei Shalom prepares to say goodbye to Rabbi Margie Klein-Ronkin. After seven years of providing warm and caring spiritual leadership to our community, Rabbi Margie has decided to focus on her growing family and will be leaving us at the end of August. The Sha’arei Shalom community will greatly miss Rabbi Margie’s loving presence, but we are very happy for her as she begins the next chapter in her life.

Please join us as we say ‘Thank You’ to Rabbi Margie at our next Shabbat Service on Friday, August 24th at 7:30pm.

Sha’arei Shalom will be conducting a rabbinical search in the coming year.



To email Rabbi Margie: rabbi@shaareishalom.org

Link to past letters and writings from our Rabbi


Rabbi's Blog

This Summer, Support Those Not Feeling Too Sunny

I hope this season of blooming and warming is allowing you to spend more time outside, breathe a little slower, and soak up the sun. Yet, even as imminent summer activities urge us to be carefree, LIFE is still happening, sometimes in challenging ways.  While some of us may be romping in fields of dandelions […]

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March 2017

Rabbi’s Letter Dear friends, I hope you are well! As many of you have likely heard, I suffered from a bad fall in early January, and have been healing from a concussion and skull fracture ever since. This experience has been challenging and sometimes scary, but has also made me appreciate our community even more. For […]

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January 2017

Rabbi’s Letter Practice Self Care: It’s a Mitzvah! Dear Friends, Happy 2017!  If you are like me and millions of other Americans, you have recently made New Year’s resolutions.  According to NBC News, the top eight most popular categories of 2017 resolutions focused on self-care.  As I made my own resolution to go to sleep […]

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December 2016

Dear Friends, Today was the first snow.  I woke early for a work trip, and amidst my rushing out to the car, I noticed how quiet the world had become. I stopped for a minute and stared up at the sky as the snowflakes swirled around me, and I felt grateful that nature had reminded me […]

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November 2016

Rabbi’s Letter Dear Friends, I write to you the morning after the election.  Trump will be our next president.  It should not be surprising that I am deeply disappointed and troubled at this turn of events, and concerned for our country’s racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural minorities. For me, this moment brings us three great […]

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