Rebecca Einstein Schorr

Lehigh Valley, PA

This former career-driven mother of three became a reluctant stay-at-home-mom when her autistic son and his two adorable sidekicks needed more from her. Formerly known for her popular blog, "Frume Sarah's World," Rebecca Einstein Schorr has embraced the challenge of stepping off the rabbinic pulpit and into the kitchen – some say for the very first time. The transformation from a religious community leader to what her kids call a "house-mother" has been nothing short of life-altering. Now channeling all of the energy previously directed towards her congregation into her duties as chief scullery maid, Rebecca finds meaning in all the messy parts of her simpler, but not less complicated, life.

Ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr is a CLAL Rabbis Without Borders Fellow, a contributing writer at and The New Normal: Blogging Disability, and is the editor of the newsletter of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Her writing appears regularly on various sites including Zeh Lezeh (For One Another) and, and is a frequent guest on Huffington Post Live. Rebecca is a contributor to The Sacred Encounter: Jewish Perspectives on Sexuality (CCAR Press, April 2014), and is the co-editor of a forthcoming title on the impact of forty years of women in the rabbinate.

Writing at her blog, This Messy Life (, Rebecca finds meaning in the sacred and not-yet-sacred intersections of daily life. Engage with her on Twitter @rebeccaschorr.

  • Work
    • Writer
  • Education
    • Ithaca College
    • Hebrew Union College