Margaret Frisch Klein is a rabbi and Jewish educator. In additon to leading Congregation Kneseth Israel in Elgin, Illinois, she has worked as a rape and domestic violence counselor. Currently she chairs the 16th and 23rd Faith Committee of Family Violence. She blogs as the Energizer Rabbi, http://www.theenergizerrabbi.org . She believes in the power of the the Jewish calendar to help heal from trauma. Recently she discovered a sculpture created by Fritz Olsen in New Buffalo, Michigan, called 'Enduring Spirit;. It is dedicated to the Potawatomi tribe, who teach that "life itself is not viewed as a line, but rather a cyclical thing that has its own seasons." The tie-in to this topic was immediately obvious. Her goal is to enable victims of sexual assault or domestic violence to thrive again through the cycle of the Jewish year.
Margaret Frisch Klein is a rabbi, Jewish educator and blogger at the Energizer Rabbi. She has worked as a domestic violence and rape counselor, as a mikveh guide and educator. Currently serves on the 16th Circuit Court Faith Committee on Family Violence. She also serves on the Chicago Board of Rabbis executive board, a police chaplain for the Elgin Police Department and on the community leadership board of the local Catholic Hospital. She lives with her husband and white lab in Elgin, IL where she enjoys reading, running and cooking.
How to use this book
Rosh Hodesh Elul
The Three Weeks and Tisha B'av
Appendix A: Ceremonies
Appendix B: A Modern Job, A Short Story