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Temple Beth Ora welcomed Rabbi Gila Caine as our rabbi in July 2017. Rabbi Caine had previously served as rabbi at Congregations in Israel, as well as being actively involved in promoting a Feminist Rabbinic voice in the areas of women’s rights in birth.

Born and raised in Jerusalem Rabbi Caine graduated the Hebrew University in Jerusalem with an M.A in Contemporary Judaism and received her rabbinic ordination at the HUC-JIR’s Israeli program in 2011. Her rabbinic thesis explored liturgical, spiritual, and ceremonial aspects of Birth in Jewish tradition and contemporary practice. Stemming from that, as well as her years as volunteer at the Rape crisis center, Rabbi Caine is one of the founders of the Israeli rabbinic women’s group “Bnot Dinah” – creating a female and feminist rabbinic tradition of healing after Sexual trauma.

Rabbi Caine, together with her husband and children, are now enjoying Canadian winters and learning all there is to know about snow.