Jessica Rosenberg is a Reconstructionist rabbi born, raised, and based in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. She became a rabbi in order to learn our people’s diverse and nuanced histories, and create spaces, ritual, and organizing that helps transform our relationship to past, present and future. Currently, she is honored to be piloting the Trauma-Informed Rabbinic Training Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and is additionally project manager of Reset. Jessica has served and learned from: the visionary young people at Keshet’s LGBTQIA Teen Shabbatonim; the congregation of Kehilat HaNahar; the rabbis and members of Jewish Voice for Peace in Philadelphia and nationwide; the Congregation at Graterford Prison; organizers at Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice; and her home congregation of Kol Tzedek in West Philadelphia.
March 21st, 2019 | Season 2 | 30 mins 54 secs
Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg delves into her deep interest and growing expertise in the varieties of trauma and how trauma has informed Jewish experience on both the individual and the collective level. Equipped with this awareness, we then discuss ways to move beyond trauma and cultivate resilience, and how these approaches inform her development of Reset: Spiritual Practice for Social Justice Organizations.