Our Clergy

Our Clergy

Fred Dobb, D.Min

Rabbi
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Honored to serve Adat Shalom since 1995, Fred is father of two, husband, avid environmentalist, devoted to tikkun olam and this community, with whose wonderful folks he’s celebrated countless milestones, shabbatot and festivals.  He’s brought progressive Israeli shlichim, green initiatives, Reconstructionist and traditional Torah, and much more.  Past President of the Washington Board of Rabbis and Chair of Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA), he’s now chair of COEJL, on the boards of NRPE and national IPL, and excited for Adat Shalom’s future. See Rabbi Dobb’s fuller bio here.

Rachel Anne Hersh

Rabbi Hazzan
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Rabbi Hazzan Rachel was first drawn to Reconstructionist Judaism’s intellectual honesty and creative approach to contemporary spiritual life as a young adult.  During her long tenure at Adat Shalom, her training has taken her from enthusiastic volunteer to invested hazzan to ordained rabbi.  She delights in leading and serving a community that reveres Jewish tradition and also pursues new frontiers in shared spiritual life and learning for all ages. See Rachel’s fuller bio here.