Rabbi Melanie Aron

Rabbi Melanie Aron is the senior rabbi at Congregation Shir Hadash in Los Gatos, CA. She has served on the URJ Board of Trustees and as chair of the URJ Committee on Adult Jewish Learning, and is involved in interfaith activities in her community.

The Politics of Just Protest

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, PhD

June 12, 2015
This is one of a few select parashiyot coveted by bat mitzvah girls, by adult b'not mitzvah , and by all who seek opportunities to learn more about the role of women in Torah.

B'midbar or Numbers?

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Melanie Aron

May 22, 2015
Writing about the Book of Numbers, Arnie Eisen hears the text proclaim, "Welcome to the real world….

Every Dot Is Rich in Meaning

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Melanie Aron

August 27, 2013
There are sections of the Torah that call out for our attention just from the way they are written in the sefer Torah, the Torah scroll, itself.

Every Dot Is Rich in Meaning

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Melanie Aron

August 27, 2013
There are sections of the Torah that call out for our attention just from the way they are written in the sefer Torah, the Torah scroll, itself.

Respecting the Criminal

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Melanie Aron

August 13, 2013
Maybe it’s the images of Abu Ghraib that remain in my mind’s eye, or the current failures of our prison system, but this year in reading the seventy plus laws of Parashat Ki Teitzei what struck me was the section on corporal punishment, Deuteronomy Chapter 25:1–3.