Rabbi Shira Stutman is senior rabbi of Sixth & I, an arts, culture and religious center in Washington, D.C., that primarily serves people in their 20s and 30s. She focuses on making Jewish meaning and building Jewish community for young professionals. She focuses on boutique communities, including interfaith couples and those interested in joining the Jewish community. Rabbi Stutman serves as scholar-in-residence for the National Women’s Philanthropy program of the Jewish Federation of North America. She serves on the board of Jews United for Justice and sits on J Street’s rabbinic cabinet. A 2007 graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, she was a Wexner Graduate Follow.
August 3rd, 2020 | Season 3 | 37 mins 37 secs
When our world falls apart, what sustains us? We recorded this conversation with Rabbi Shira Stutman, senior rabbi at 6th and I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C, in early April 2020 — shortly after coronavirus response had brought face-to-face communal gatherings, and indeed most people's social lives, to a screeching halt. Speaking at a time of profound global dislocation that affected our most personal connections, we discussed the challenges we faced, the adaptations we and our institutions were beginning to make, and the unexpected insights we'd glimpsed into what is truly essential, insights that continue to resonate months later.