Torah for Our Time with Rabbi Dara Frimmer
Join Rabbi Dara Frimmer for this installment of Torah for our Time, exploring personal choice: seductive motto or human-centered design solution.
This six-part series—taught by alumni of the Marshall T. Meyer Rabbinic Fellowship—brings the wisdom of our tradition to some of the deepest themes of our time. Be sure to join us for upcoming sessions with Rabbis Yael Ridberg, Eric Solomon, Brent Spodek, and Michelle Dardashti.
Rabbi Dara Frimmer (Marshall T. Meyer Fellow 2005-2007) serves as the Senior Rabbi of Temple Isaiah since July 2018. Her educational background is in Feminist Studies and Religious Studies. She received a BA from Stanford University in 1998 and a Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School in 2001. During her years in NYC, Dara completed her second unit of hospital chaplaincy, taught “Introduction to Judaism” at the 92nd Street Y, and led trips to Latin America with American Jewish World Service. As a rabbinic intern, she served two years at Congregation Kol Ami in White Plains, NY. At B’nai Jeshurun she taught, led services, and helped to grow Tze’irim, the 20’s-30’s group, now known as Aviv. Since joining the Isaiah community in 2007 as Assistant Rabbi, Dara is engaged in every aspect of congregational and life cycle events, with a focus on social justice issues, Israel, and religious education. She is active with many local organizations committed to social justice including: American Jewish World Service, Bend the Arc, One LA-IAF and RAC-CA. In her free time, Dara can be found shopping at the local farmer’s market or pretending to follow Wisconsin sports teams.