Rabbi Eli Herb was ordained at Hebrew College in Boston and began his new life in Salem, Oregon as the full-time spiritual leader of Temple Beth Sholom in July 2016. Born and raised in Carbondale, Colorado, he studied Music Composition at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and Theological Studies at the Iliff School of Theology. In 2010, Eli received ordination as a Maggid, a Jewish Spiritual Storyteller from Yitzhak Buxbaum. Eli is an Outdoor Educator with certification through the National Outdoor Leadership School and a river guide for the Four Corners School of Outdoor Education in Monticello, Utah.
Parshat Balak tells the story of a prophet who goes out to curse the people of Israel and ends up blessing them.
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