Rabbi Barry Dolinger grew up in North Bellmore, a small suburb on the south shore of Long Island. He graduated from Mepham High School, where he was a member of the tennis team and a percussionist in the jazz band. Afterwards, he attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his B.A., majoring in political science and minoring in near eastern studies. Rabbi Dolinger then spent a year studying in Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh in the Old City of Jerusalem, in order pursue religious interests and studies. Upon returning, he studied law at Fordham Law School in New York, where he received his J.D. in 2011. He also attended the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, affiliated with Yeshiva University, where he received Semicha in 2011. During his time in Semicha, Rabbi Dolinger served as Rabbinic Intern at Congregagtion Adereth El, in Manhattan, and as a Rabbinic Intern at the Beth Din of America. His interests include percussion, tennis, politics, and jogging.
In September of 2011, Rabbi Dolinger began serving as Rabbi of Congregation Beth Sholom. He also serves as a member of the Board of Rabbis of Greater Rhode Island. He and his wife are thrilled to be in Providence, joining a warm, friendly, and tight-knit community. Rabbi Dolinger enjoys sharing religious and social experiences with the community, while engaging in a meaningful and relevant quest for for religious inspiration and meaning, based on the everlasting truths and insights of our tradition.
The Rabbi's Office Hours are: Sunday mornings from 11:00 AM until Noon Thursday mornings from 8:00 AM until 9:00 AM