In their 40s and 50s, embarking on 2nd careers as rabbis

06.08.2011                      06.Aw-Elul, 5771                      Dewarim

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In their 40s and 50s, embarking on 2nd careers as rabbis

“Switching to become a rabbi in midlife is not like becoming an engineer, it permeates your entire life and changes who you are."

Ten years ago, Sonia Saltzman was a frequent business traveler to Latin America for a Boston-based nonprofit job in international micro-lending.
Evette Lutman spent more than 10 years working as an attorney representing battered women and serving as a family referee in a Michigan county courthouse. Charles Friedman worked for nearly 15 years in his family's business in plastics construction manufacturing….