Our Mission Statement

The mission of OpenSinai.com is to empower Jews throughout the world with access to real time pluralistic Jewish learning. We utilize the latest in distance learning technology to create a digital classroom where educators and participants can cultivate community, share ideas and enrich their lives with Jewish wisdom all while transcending the limitations of physical space. Jewish learning has the ability to deepen the lived experiences of individuals, contribute to a more vibrant Jewish community and strengthen the future of the Jewish people. OpenSinai.com aims to open up that potential to Jews everywhere regardless of where they live.
 

OpenSinai.com was founded by Rabbi Ben Greenberg, an alum of Rabbis Without Borders and is incubated at Clal: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. Rabbis Without Borders, a project of Clal, is a network of rabbis all over North America dedicated to making Jewish wisdom public. The rabbis come from every Jewish denomination and walk of life. OpenSinai.com is committed to that same diversity of practice and belief.

Rabbi Ben Greenberg

Rabbi Greenberg was ordained an Orthodox rabbi by YCT Rabbinical School in New York City. He has worked in a variety of capacities from campus to synagogue and cultivating a Jewish social justice voice. Rabbi Greenberg has been active in bridge building work and interfaith dialogue between Jews and other religious and cultural communities. He is the author of two books, Twitter Torah: Thoughts on the Hebrew Bible in 140 Characters or Less and Covenantal Promise and Destiny: Wisdom for Life. He also blogs regularly for MyJewishLearning.com, Patheos and The Huffington Post. He lives in Chicago with his wife and his two sons.

You can find Rabbi Greenberg at @rabbigreenberg on Twitter or on Facebook.

Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu

Rabbi Rebecca Wolitz Sirbu is the Director of Rabbis Without Borders at CLAL – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. She was the founding director of the MetroWest Jewish Health and Healing Center, and the Center for Jewish Life at JCC MetroWest. In addition, she is a trained hospital chaplain. She speaks and writes about the future of Jewish life, social media issues, women’s issues, healing, and spirituality. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vassar College, she holds a masters degree and ordination from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America. In 2013, she was named as one of the "Most Inspirational Rabbis in America" by The Forward.

You can find Rabbi Sirbu at @rabbirebecca on Twitter, Facebook or at rsirbu@clal.org.

Dr. Sharon Weiss-Greenberg

Dr. Sharon Weiss-Greenberg earned her doctorate in Education and Jewish Studies from New York University. She has years of experience as a formal and informal Jewish educator, and she currently serves as the Executive Director of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA).

You can find Dr. Weiss-Greenberg at @drslwg on Twitter, Facebook or at sharon@jofa.org.