A year after graduating from rabbinical school, Pearl Ross lands the job of her life. As Associate Rabbi at Lakeshore Temple in Oakland, California, Pearl begins to learn what being a rabbi is all about.In this heartwarming, sensitive, and surprisingly informative novel, the reader follows the day-to-day life of a modern Reform congregational rabbi as she calls on her problem-solving talents, her empathy, and her faith to help meet the needs of her congregation.
Cantor Ilene Keys
Temple Sinai, Oakland, California
Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs, D.Min, DD
Bat Yam Temple of the Islands, Sanibel, Florida
Former President, World Union for Progressive Judaism
Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford, Connecticut
Author of The Samurai’s Garden and Women of the Silk
Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin
Senior Rabbi, Temple Sinai, Oakland, California
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Robert Schoen is the author of the award-winning book, What I Wish My Christian Friends Knew About Judaism (Loyola Press – Starred Review in Publishers Weekly), and has served as Composer-in-Residence at Temple Sinai in Oakland, California. His book On God’s Radar—My Walk Across America chronicles his journey as he walked coast-to-coast from the Pacific to the Atlantic.
Catherine deCuir is a cantorial soloist, jazz vocalist, and fiction writer whose work has appeared in a variety of publications including Seventeen and The Bellingham Review. She is currently working on a historical novel based on the lives of her Creole ancestors.