Rabbi Dara Lithwick
Rabbi Dara Lithwick (she/her) is passionate about building bridges between people and communities and promoting inclusion as a fundamental Jewish practice. She is an advocate for LGBTQ2+ inclusion within diverse Jewish spaces, as well as for Jewish inclusion in LGBTQ2+ spaces, and was a Union for Reform Judaism JewV’Nation fellow in its LGBTQIA+ leadership cohort. When not at work as a constitutional and parliamentary affairs lawyer, Rabbi Lithwick serves as outreach rabbi at Temple Israel Ottawa, and has been leading Shabbat and High Holiday services for Congregation Shir Libeynu in Toronto, the longest standing LGBTQ-inclusive shul in the city. Rabbi Dara is also chairing a Canadian Council for Reform Judaism group to develop a tikkun olam strategy for Canada and is the Canadian representative to the URJ’s Commission on Social Action. Rabbi Dara and her partner love chasing their two children around Ottawa.
D'Var Torah By: C.E. Harrison
D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Dara LithwickDecember 17, 2020
This year, Canada’s federal election will take place on October 21, at the same time as the holidays of Sh’mini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.