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Rabbis 2014

Rabbi Olivier BenHaim

Rabbi O left the corporate world to become the best rabbi I’ve ever had. He is an incredible teacher, and has made this 77-year-old science nerd a lover of history, and achieved the impossible: I now meditate most mornings! He married my partner and me two years ago, and when marriage equality passed in Washington he held another short ceremony to make it legal. Torah study is a delight as we try to apply it to getting ”unstuck“ in our daily lives. We are a small community, 104 families, but almost all our members attend services. A little teaching, a little music, a little meditation — doesn’t get better than that! And you haven’t lived until you’ve heard the story of Purim done by your rabbi impersonating Elvis!

— Carol Cohen and one other

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