Rabbi Jen Gubitz
Rabbi Jen Gubitz (she/her) lives in Boston and pursues a rabbinate committed to elevating Jewish wisdom's capacity to speak to our human condition. She is the co-host of the OMfG Podcast: Jewish Wisdom for Unprecedented Times.Rabbi Gubitz has served Temple Israel of Boston and Temple Shir Tikva of Wayland, MA, and trained in chaplaincy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Overcome with emotion, the young man confined to a wheelchair began to sob. “Please tell them – tell everyone – that there are still Jews here…”
Walking outside into the crisp, salty Black Sea air, there wasn’t much to say.
Kol ha'Olam - the whole world was glued to Boston this week. The beautiful weekend, followed by an amazing race, with perfect running conditions. The only heartbreak, we thought, being the hills of Newton. Kol ha'Olam - the whole world gathered to cheer on world-class athletes, a world-class race course, with world-class fans. Kol ha'Olam - we know that in this whole world, we are not the only ones who face and fear tragedies like this and yet, Kol ha'Olam - it feels today in our whole world of Boston that we are under siege, and we are scared and we fear for our safety, for the safety of our loved ones, and for the safety of those we don't even know.