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Rabbi Yael Ridberg

Rabbi of Dor Hadash, San Diego, Calif.

Rabbi Yael B. Ridberg serves as the spiritual leader of Reconstructionist Congregation Dor Hadash in San Diego, California. In addition to her congregational responsibilities, Rabbi Ridberg serves on the Board of The San Diego Jewish Academy. She lives in La Jolla with her husband and four daughters.

Righting a World Turned Upside Down

Purim 2020 was the last in-person event celebrated by many Jewish communities around the country before the COVID-19 shutdown. Little did we understand that the essential psychological principle of Purim of hafichut – the reversibility of our world – would come to mean something even more profound than what we had come to expect. 

D'var Torah

The Rituals of Democracy

After the 2021 Presidential inauguration, Rabbi Yael Ridberg draws upon lessons from Parashat Bo to illuminate the power of ritual to reaffirm our identity and values. 

D'var Torah