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Rabbi Sa’ar Shaked

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Rabbi Sa’ar Shaked

Beit Emanuel has recently hired a dynamic young rabbi from Israel, Rabbi Saar Shaked. In the short time he has been with us, he has already made a powerful impression on both young and old with his passion, his informal style and his interaction with the congregation.

Rabbi Saar Shaked says he stands for:

  • Lively, up to date, accessible Judaism.
  • Judaism that is pluralistic, abundant and attentive.
  • Judaism that has profound connection to ancient tradition without relinquishing innovation and creativity.
  • Judaism of truth, of moderation, of good will.

Here is a brief overview of his CV:

 “Beit Emanuel Progressive Synagogue” – Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Congregational Rabbi 13- current

Spiritual leadership of a progressive synagogue in an urban community, holding services and sermons, developing and implementing community & social justice projects, performing family rituals, life circle rituals and other ceremonies, teaching various crowds, works together with local lay leadership, municipality and fellow NGO’s.

“Achvat Israel – Center for progressive Judaism in Rishon Letzion”
Congregational Rabbi 08-12

Spiritual leadership of a progressive synagogue in an urban community, holding services and sermons, developing and implementing community & social justiceprojects, performing family rituals, life circle rituals and other ceremonies, teaching various crowds, works together with local lay leadership, municipality and fellow NGO’s.

“Newe Shalom – Wahat Al-Salam” Elementary School 08-09
Teaching Holly Scriptures in a Jewish-Arab Elementary School

“Sulha Peace Project” 07-08
Executive Director

Day to day management of an interfaith reconciliation organization, facilitating a community of volunteers and friends, facilitating interfaith youth programs, active fundraising and donor liaison, organizing budgets and bookkeeping, constant updating and shaping the web site, networking with local and worldwide colleagues.