Rabbi Erin Polansky

Rabbi Erin Polansky was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2000 and serves Beth Israel Congregation in Kingston, Ontario.

The 3 Experiences That Defined My Judaism

Rabbi Erin Polansky
September 1, 2015

This summer saw the much-anticipated release of the Pixar movie Inside Out. (If you haven’t seen the movie, here's a good summary.) The movie’s simplified vision of how our minds and memories work seems to be very effective in talking to children about their

10 Ways Busy Parents Can Share Judaism With Their Kids

Rabbi Erin Polansky
We all lead busy lives, running here and there and everywhere. It can be difficult to find time for ourselves, let alone to nurture a spiritual or religious life. But there are many ways to feel Jewish and to impart Jewish feelings, customs, and knowledge to our children without investing much more time into our already-busy schedules.

We Should Acknowledge Their Sacrifice

Rabbi Erin Polansky
December 17, 2012

It’s that time of year again. Christmas decorations are popping up everywhere; every other song on the radio is about jingle bells, silent nights or reindeer.