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Rabbi Toba Spitzer

Senior Rabbi

Rabbi Toba Spitzer has been the spiritual leader of Congregation Dorshei Tzedek since graduating from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1997. Rabbi Spitzer has long been active in peace and justice work both in the U.S. and in Israel/Palestine. She currently serves on the Board of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, and as President of the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis. She brings her love of music and her guitar-playing to CDT services, and her passion for teachings to adults and children both at CDT and throughout the greater Boston area. 

Click here to learn more about and order your own copy of Rabbi Toba's new book, God is Here: Reimagining the Divine! 

You can find more information about Rabbi Toba and links to her writings here. 

Margaret Farmer

Executive Director of Operations

Margaret Farmer (she/her/hers) joined the Congregation Dorshei Tzedek team in February 2022 after several years in non-profit management and fundraising. She will add more to this space as soon as she can. 

Earnest Arky Solomon

Education Director

Earnest Arky Solomon (he/him/his) is honored to be the Education Director and is eager to support CDT in creating inclusive, meaningful, and justice oriented Jewish learning opportunities. In addition to working at CDT, Earnest is a SVARA Teaching Kollel fellow, which equips trans and queer teachers to lead empowering Talmud learning communities. Earnest received an M.A. in Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union and a B.A. in Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley. Earnest draws on his education to create learning experiences rooted in history, storytelling, cultural arts, and social justice. Prior to moving East, Earnest ran an outdoor Jewish religious school in the Oakland Redwoods and a Jewish farming program at URJ Camp Newman. Earnest is married to Emma Arky Solomon and they enjoy playing board games, studying Torah, spending time with their two cats, and working to build a more equitable world. 

Alistaire (Rahab Hiram) Webbe
Administrative Assistant

Alistaire (a.k.a. Rahab Hiram) Webbe (they/הוּא) is honored to be a member of the Dorshei Tzedek family as the Administrative Assistant. They have great love for coming up with ways to fuse their Greek Sephardic background with Reconstructionist minhag, and they treasure the opportunity to celebrate some less commonly-recognized traditions and customs with the community. In addition to their work at CDT, they are currently persuing the completion of their BA in Jewish & Hebrew Studies online with the University of Wisconsin. They also bring with them a plethora of additional academic experience, ranging from arachnology to legal studies to library science to rare Jewish languages. 

Alistaire currently lives in Boston with their wife, Emelia (who also happens to be the Kitah Dalet assistant teacher at the CDT Religious School!), and their little family of two cats, two rats, and a beloved tarantula named Buttercup. In their free time, they enjoy playing the piano, Jewish text study, and modern Sephardic cooking; their other passions include spiders, singing, ASL, and curly hair care. 

Jess Green

Inclusion Director

Jess Green (she/her/hers) is thrilled to be joining Congregation Dorshei Tzedek as the Inclusion Director. She will also be teaching first graders in her eighth year at Temple Beth Shalom and leading the Family Learning Circle at Nehar Shalom for the second year. Jess earned her Master's degree on Jewish education with a focus on special education from Hebrew College. She has a strong focus on Jewish spaces that are inclusive for her and believes that everyone can and should learn and live Jewishly and in community. Jess loves to teach about social justice, Jewish food, holidays, and ways to make ritual our own. Originally from New Jersey, Jess has lived in Boston for 16 years and is a member of several different local Jewish communities. She loves to cook for her chosen families, hang out with the kiddos in her life, and be at the beach.

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