“This rabbi gig. People have no idea what it’s all about.”

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.


“The book was so funny, warm, and enticing. I couldn’t put it down!”

Cantor Ilene Keys
Temple Sinai, Oakland, California

The Rabbi Finds Her Way … very quickly into our hearts. Authors Robert Schoen and Catherine deCuir introduce a cast of memorable original characters and create a wonderful role model, Pearl Ross-Levy, for female and male rabbis alike.”

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

The Rabbi Finds Her Way is a captivating glimpse into the world of a young female rabbi and her congregation. Robert Schoen and Catherine deCuir give Judaism a funny, poignant, illuminating voice through their protagonist, Rabbi Pearl Ross-Levy, who will steal your heart. A must-read for readers of any faith!”

Gail Tsukiyama
Author of The Samurai’s Garden and Women of the Silk

“With endearing characters and touching scenarios, The Rabbi Finds Her Way is a delightful slice of congregational life.”

Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin
Senior Rabbi, Temple Sinai, Oakland, California

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About the Authors

Robert Schoen

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

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.

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