Rabbi Julie Pelc Adler

 Rabbi Julie Pelc Adler

Rabbi Julie Pelc Adler, MAEd., LPC (she/her/hers) serves as a rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom in DeKalb, Illinois and a psychotherapist in private practice in the Chicago area. She was ordained at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (LA, 2006), having also earned a master's degree in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2002 and subsequently a graduate degree in counseling psychology from Adler University in 2022. She draws strength from Jewish texts and tradition, existential psychology, and - often most significantly - her lived experience navigating disability, health, and healing for the last 20 years.

I Can’t Pray For Healing

Rabbi Julie Pelc Adler

This morning I received a text message from my Aunt Linda saying, “I am doing well… love being home after three weeks in the hospital and rehab.” I almost replied, as if on rabbi auto-pilot, “I’ve been praying for your recovery” but instead wrote, “I’ve been..