Rabbis Without Borders

Our Mission

Rabbis Without Borders envisions a world where Jewish wisdom is a source for wellbeing for anyone, anywhere. We, the rabbis in the RWB Network, are committed to pushing the borders of what it means to be a rabbi today. We seek to share our Torah in pluralistic, innovative ways grounded by a sense of service to all.

Thinking Beyond Borders


About Rabbis Without Borders

Rabbis Without Borders is the first Rabbinic Network in America which spans denominations, geography and experience. Serving over 2 million people in the United States to date, Rabbis Without Borders is uniquely poised to serve the needs of today’s increasingly diverse American population.

Innovation Through Pluralism

By approaching its work through the lens of pluralism, Rabbis Without Borders creates a space for rabbis to be particularly innovative in their approach to teaching Judaism and bringing people together.

By envisioning a world where Jewish wisdom is a source for wellbeing for anyone anywhere, the rabbis in the RWB Network are committed to serving people wherever they may be: affiliated or not, educated or not, with Jewish connections or not. These rabbis share their Torah in pluralistic, innovative ways grounded by a sense of service to all.

Some Numbers


of RWB Fellows have strengthened and increased their comfort crossing denominational and institutional boundaries.


of RWB Fellows have created new programs in their synagogue/organization.


of RWB Fellows have seen an increase in participation in programs and use of services in their synagogue or organization

Our Team

Director of Rabbinic Alumni Affairs and Program Manager
Shelli Aderman

Shelli Aderman comes to Clal from a varied and exciting background, where she started learning to code computers as a child. As an adult, Shelli continued her fascination with all things behind-the-scenes in a career of theatrical stage management and administration. As the Program Administrator for many of Clal’s varied projects, including Glean, Rabbis Without Borders, and Stand and See, she gets to use all of her backstage skills in the support of rabbis.

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RWB West Coast Coordinator
Tsafi Lev

Rabbi Tsafi Lev is the Rabbis Without Boarders West Coast Coordinator. He is an accomplished speaker and educator. Ordained at JTS, Tsafi gained over a decade of pulpit experience before moving full-time into the true love of his rabbinate, teaching. Part of the founding faculty of New Community Jewish High School in West Hills, CA, Tsafi has proudly helped shape the Jewish curriculum of this innovative pluralistic school.

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