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Tina Grimberg

Tina Grimberg grew up in the Ukrainian city of Kiev.  She moved to North America with her family when she was sixteen, and immediately became involved in the Jewish community of Indianapolis.  She received her rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religions in 2001. She worked in several congregations and at the JCC of of Upper West Side, Manhattan. before coming to Toronto's Dachei Noam Congregation.
Rabbi Grimberg initially trained and worked as a family therapist specializing in women’s issues and domestic violence. Her love of Jewish tradition and family life led her to the doors of Hebrew Union College’s Jewish Institute of Religion, and in 2001 she received her rabbinic ordination from that seminary. Throughout her five years of rabbinical school, she worked as an intern at Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn, New York. In the same time period, she facilitated workshops for interfaith couples at the 92nd street Y and the Jewish Community Centre of the Upper West Side. Before coming to Darchei Noam in 2002, she worked as the Assistant Rabbi at Beth Elohim.
Rabbi Grimberg’s love of the ancient craft of storytelling creates a teaching and prayer environment which engages and captivates students and worshippers alike. Her passion for all kinds of ancient and contemporary literature provides her with an endless well of stories which help to illuminate and clarify Jewish lessons, traditions and ethics from our multifaceted heritage. Her writing has won book and magazine awards.