Our Rabbi


It is with mixed emotions that Sha’arei Shalom has said 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. 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 see the posts below for Rabbi Margie’s farewell message to the congregation. 

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

Rabbi Margie’s Farewell Message

8/24/2018 Falling in Love Seven years ago I stood before you for the first time – one month after receiving rabbinic ordination, one month before meeting Jeremy and beginning the journey that led me to have my own family.  I had become a rabbi to do faith-based social justice work, and assumed I would be […]

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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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