Our Rabbi

Mk2Rabbi Margie Klein-Ronkin is one of America’s leading young Jewish voices. She is thrilled to be serving as rabbi of Sha’arei Shalom, to build a welcoming and vibrant community that is both personally meaningful and deeply engaged with the world. Rabbi Klein was raised in New York City in a small, tight-knit, traditional-egalitarian minyan not so unlike Sha’arei Shalom. She hopes to share the kinds soulful music, dynamic learning for people of all ages and backgrounds, caring community with which she grew up with Sha’arei Shalom. Rabbi Klein loves working with young people, and received a Masters in Jewish Education after writing a thesis about revitalizing the bar/bat mitzvah experience.

A graduate of Yale University and Hebrew College, Rabbi Klein is the creator of Moishe/Kavod House in Brookline, a community of 600 Jews in their 20s and 30s dedicated to Tikkun Olam, the repair of the world. She is working this year to expand the program nationally. Rabbi Margie is a member of the Synagogue 3000 Emergent Communities Leadership Network, and was invited to the White House with other religious leaders to speak about her work. She is the co-editor of Righteous Indignation, a Jewish Call for Justice (Jewish Lights), and her efforts have been featured in the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and CNN. Prior to rabbinical school, she founded and led Project Democracy, a youth voting organization that mobilized 97,000 college students to vote. In 2010, she was a semi-finalist for the Jewish Community Heroes competition.

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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