Rabbi Cindy G. Enger
Rabbi Cindy Enger is a visionary teacher and spiritual guide, who compassionately inspires her students to journey courageously and deeply into relationship with text, community, and the truth of their experience.
An ordained rabbi, Cindy has worked with individuals, congregations, and organizations across North America. She served as rabbi and spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Israel in Bellingham, Washington, and Congregation Or Chadash in Chicago. She directed the Jewish Program at FaithTrust Institute, a multifaith organization working nationally with clergy and congregations to end sexual and domestic violence. Cindy also provided innovative leadership as the Director of Rabbinic Placement/Career Services for the Central Conference of American Rabbis (the rabbinical organization for the Reform Movement in Judaism), introducing deep spirituality to the rabbinic placement process and implementing policies and practices to advance equity in the rabbinic search and hiring process.
Prior to entering the rabbinate, Cindy worked as an attorney in Chicago, first at McDermott, Will & Emery and later as an Assistant Public Guardian advocating on behalf of abused and neglected children and disabled adults.
In addition to her rabbinical ordination from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Cindy holds a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University. Her lifelong commitment to learning has included writing workshops, Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training, and Clinical Pastoral Education. She recently participated in the InnerMBA through Sounds True and Mindful NYU and the Capra Course: the Systems View of Life. She is currently engaged in a project on nurturing spiritual leadership in a healing world.
Cindy shares, “Song, poetry, food from local farmers' markets, prayer, contemplative practice, and walking on the trails along the Bronx River and other places feed my soul and body and nurture me every day on the spiritual journey. I hold deep appreciation and respect for the challenges, magnificence and grace in the processes of transition, reinvention and healing and work personally and with others on the soul's journey in these domains.”
Cindy resides in Westchester County, New York. She enjoys bike riding, kayaking, and gardening and delights in hiking with Maximus, her Great Pyrenees dog.