“I knew I wanted to become a rabbi. I wanted to sing and dance and pray, to engage people in this search for truth. But I pushed the thought away. A deaf rabbi?”
The Shir Lanu: One Song, Every Voice Inclusion Committee of Shirat Hayam presents a Nosh & Drash session in honor of JDAIM (Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month) with presenter Rabbi Darby Leigh.
Rabbi Leigh will lead a discussion session on the topic of inclusion within the Jewish tradition. He brings his experiences and unique perspective on how congregational life can be most welcoming and inclusive of Jews with all kinds of abilities and challenges.
Please note: a sign language interpreter will be present for those who are hearing impaired.
Rabbi Leigh is a native New Yorker who loves mountains. His rabbinate is characterized by creativity, inclusivity and a commitment to diversity. A lifelong “truth-seeker,” Rabbi Leigh is also a passionate snowboarder and fire-juggler who toured as a leading actor with the Tony Award-winning National Theater of the Deaf (NTD), and has appeared on stage with rock bands Jane’s Addiction and Twisted Sister. He and his wife, Randi, are the proud parents of three daughters, Rayna, Ariza and Sivan. He is the rabbi of Congregation Kerem Shalom in Concord.
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