Rabbi Barry Dolinger
Our Rabbi, Barry Dolinger, received his ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University and has served as spiritual leader of CBS for the last decade. Passionate about spiritual practice and community building, he’s helped our dynamic modern orthodox synagogue grow into a transformational hub in the local community. He currently serves as President of the Board of Rabbis of Greater RI, Vice President of Governance at the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, and on the rabbinic advisory board of Torat Chayim. Rabbi Dolinger is a proud member of the Rabbinical Council of America, the International Rabbinic Fellowship, and Torat Chayyim. He also serves as a member of AIPAC’s National Council and on the Clergy Council of Roots/Shorashim/Judur. Rabbi Dolinger has been deeply influenced by serving as a Rabbis Without Borders Fellow and a graduate of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality’s Clergy Leadership Program.
Rabbi Dolinger is the co-founder of Mitzvah Matzos, a non-profit Passover matzo bakery that donates all profits to fight human trafficking, and founded Lighthouse Kosher, a non-profit Kosher supervisory agency, by the people for the people. Outside of rabbinic activities, Rabbi Dolinger is a practicing attorney. He lives in Pawtucket with his wife Naomi and daughter Netzach.
R' Emily Goldberg Winer, director of spiritual engagement
Emily Goldberg Winer is the Manager of Boston for Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. She received smikha from Yeshivat Maharat and most recently served as rabbinic intern at the Stanton Street Shul on the Lower East Side of New York.
Her previous positions include rabbinic intern at Congregation Beth Sholom/Talmud Torah, Columbia/Barnard Hillel, chaplain at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, community educator at Brandeis, and coordinator at the Hebrew Home of Riverdale. She completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at New York Presbyterian Hospital, the Jewish Innovation Fellowship at the 92nd Street Y, the Join for Justice Fellowship, and the rabbinic student fellowship at SHI-NA.
A Wexner Graduate Fellow and Master’s student at Yeshiva University, Emily has engaged in programs rooted in religious diversity, first among fellow Jews at the Bronfman Youth Fellowship and Drisha, and later across faiths at the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding, Tanenbaum, and Auburn.
Emily lives in Boston with her husband Jonah, campus rabbi at Tufts, and they can be found reading, volunteering, FaceTiming Bubbie, and adding puns into regular conversations.
At CBS, she will be with us in-person for Shabbat approximately once a month plus most holidays while also offering pastoral meetings, shiurim, learning, and more. She can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com
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Sarah Cheses, Yoetzet Halacha
Sarah is a graduate of the Keren Ariel Yoetzet Halacha Program at Nishmat: The Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women in Jerusalem She spent two years of intensive study of the laws relating to taharat hamishpacha in depth, and is equipped to guide couples through their observance of these mitzvot. In addition she received training from experts in the field of modern medicine and psychology on topics such as gynecology, infertility, sexuality, and family dynamics. Sarah also holds both a Master's degree in Public Health from Columbia University and a B.A. in Biology with Honors from Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women. Sarah has previously taught at Ulpanot Orot High School in Toronto and at Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls in Teaneck, NJ. She has been involved with informal Jewish education through her role as Co-Director of the Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) at Yale University and as a part-time JLIC educator in Toronto-area universities.
A Yoetzet Halacha is a woman certified after extensive training by Nishmat’s Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women to serve as a resource for couples regarding Taharat HaMishpacha and its intersection with women’s health, including fertility issues, pregnancy loss, and marital intimacy. She has spent two years of intensive study of the laws relating to these halachot and received training from experts in the field of medicine and psychology on related topics. She is equipped to guide couples through their observance of these mitzvot. Yoetzet Halacha Sarah Cheses will serve as this advisor to couples in the Greater Boston Area. A Yoetzet Halacha is an advisor, and does not offer psak. She answers questions that have clear answers and consults with the inquiring couple’s Rabbi when the question is novel and requires a psak.
Yoetzet Halacha Sarah Cheses can be reached for consultations via phone or text at (339) 364-2848 or via email at NE.firstname.lastname@example.org. The best hours to contact Sarah are 9AM to 3PM and 8PM to 10PM. Sarah will also give lectures each year in Brookline/Brighton, Newton, Providence and Sharon. For more information and to stay connected, please visit www.NEyoetzet.org and sign up for the mailing list.