Barry Dolinger, co-founder
Barry Dolinger graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Political Science. He received his J.D. from Fordham Law School and received his ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary affiliated with Yeshiva University in 2011. He is currently the Rabbi and Spiritual Leader at Congregation Beth Sholom, a Modern Orthodox synagogue on the East Side of Providence. Barry is an active member of both the Rabbinical Council of America and the International Rabbinic Fellowship. He also practices law as a solo practitioner, and is admitted to practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He is passionate about the study of Torah and believes proudly in the wisdom present in Jewish tradition. He is an avid proponent of the power of lived spiritual experience and draws strength from working collaboratively with the community. To that end, Barry is a member of the current cohort of Rabbis Without Borders. He is also training as part of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality's Clergy Leadership Series. Using a different model of supervision, he supervises several vegetarian and vegan New England restaurants and chains , also incorporating the treatment of workers, environmental and holistic well-being. A founding member of 401J, Barry worked with Rabbi Elan Babchuck (Conservative) and Rabbi Sarah Mack (Reform) to create a pluralistic ground-up young professionals organization meant to foster investment and leadership.