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Rabbi Caine was born in Jerusalem. While still a teenager, she realized she needed to find a new spiritual and religious path for herself. After finishing her B.A degree in Sociology and Anthropology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, she joined her husband in the northern city of Kiryat Sh’mona. Through her work with students at Tel Hai College and at the Rape Crisis Center, she understood how this kind of intimate connection with people could be a holy experience, and that becoming a rabbi could help her connect the realms of interpersonal work and leadership in the community as a whole.

 

Rabbi Caine graduated from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Her rabbinic thesis explored the liturgical, spiritual, and ceremonial aspects of labor and delivery in Jewish tradition and contemporary practice. This is part of her search to find more ways in which modern Judaism and contemporary rabbis and spiritual guides can help women and men in all aspects of their lives. She and her family have been living in Giv’at Ada and she serves as rabbi for a region.

 

Over the past few years, her focus has been on creating a liberal Jewish presence through connections with the local municipality, schools, and local grass-roots initiatives with the Israeli Movement for Progressive Judaism. Prior to this, she served as rabbi of Kehillat Brit Olam in Kiryat Ono. Her work experience has also included helping Hebrew Union College (Reform) rabbinic students from outside the country make the adjustment to living in Israel for their year.