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Rabbi Robyn Frisch

Rabbi Robyn Frisch is the Director of InterfaithFamily/Philadelphia, where she empowers people in interfaith relationships to engage in Jewish life and make Jewish choices, and encourages Jewish communities to welcome them. She is also the spiritual leader of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, the oldest synagogue in northeast Philadelphia. Rabbi Frisch graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and New York University School of Law in 1991. After practicing as a corporate lawyer in a large Philadelphia law firm for several years, she decided to follow her passion and become a rabbi. She was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, where she also received her Masters in Hebrew Literature, in 2000. Since her ordination, she has worked as a congregational rabbi, hospital chaplain, religious school director, family educator, adult education instructor, Rosh Hodesh group leader for teens, and Jewish day and overnight camp rabbi. She loves teaching and helping to make Judaism come alive for individuals, couples and families and empowering them to make Jewish rituals, practices and teachings a valuable part of their lives. She especially enjoys working with interfaith couples and families to create personal and meaningful life-cycle events.