Rabbi Dr. Shafir Lobb

(She/Her/Hers)

Renewal

Shafir Lobb

Conversion requirements

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:

Required

Mikvah:

Required

Beit din:

Required (Reform rabbis and/or cantors, lay leaders)

Conversion location:

Orlando, Fla.

Mentoring sessions available in:

English, A different language

Student levels accepted:

Mitzvah, Chai, Scholarship

Conversion requirements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:

Required (No change)

Mikvah:

Required (No change)

Beit din:

Required (Virtual beit din via video conferencing is also acceptable.)

I am happy to work with

Families with children, People who identify as LGBTQ, People in interfaith or dual-faith relationships

Personal statement

Rabbi Shafir Lobb is a Renewal Rabbi serving a Reform congregation.

I am currently the rabbi of Congregation Eitz Chayim, an unaffiliated Reform congregation with a Renewal flair, in Port Saint Lucie, Fla. I also teach World Religions, Religion in the US, and Ethics at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Fla. I have taught and facilitated conversion and b’nai mitzvah (coming-of-age ceremony) online with students in Italy, Germany, and Peru for many years. In my roles as a mentor and tutor, I strive to consider every student and every situation for best scenarios and believe fixed policies interfere with consideration for the people involved. Every situation has its potential, and I love finding effective solutions to challenges.

Before moving to Florida, I was the rabbi of Congregation Kol Simchah in Tucson, Ariz. Prior to studying for the rabbinate, I was a mechanical engineer at Goodyear in Ohio, and before that, I was a certified flight instructor. My hobbies include hiking, jewelry, nature photography and watercolor painting, and traveling. I am comfortable working with students via distance and remain responsive to emails and other communications.

Education

Northcentral University
Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy, Education

Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies
Master, Judaic Thought

ALEPH Rabbinical Program
Smicha (Rabbinical Ordination)

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