Image: Rabbi Steve Chester,my sponsoring rabbi, speaks to me at my ordination on May 18, 2008 at Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, CA. Photo by Linda Burnett.

Nine years ago today, I was ordained a rabbi. It was a long strange journey getting there, and it’s been a curious journey ever since. Lately I have been reminded by illness how much I love being a rabbi, and how grateful I am for meaningful work.

To all of you who have been with me on that path, thank you. ❤