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Rabbi Carol Caine

Carol Caine

About Me

Welcome! I’m Rabbi Carol Caine. I’m a rabbi and long-time meditator, who infuses everything I do with warmth, intellectual focus, and lots of laughter and humor. It’s my joy to serve widely in the Bay Area Jewish community, as rabbi, wedding officiant, bar and bat mitzvah instructor, adult educator, and sacred song & meditation leader. I work closely with couples and families to create Jewish life cycle ceremonies that express their deepest values. I delight in empowering others to find personal meaning in Jewish traditions and texts. 


I first moved to San Francisco from the East Coast to practice law, and fell in love with this area. I developed an increasing love for Judaism and Jewish study, which led organically to my decision to become a rabbi. I was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2006. I have also long been involved in the Jewish Renewal movement and have the honor of receiving private ordination from Jewish Renewal founder Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi.

Jewish community is extremely important to me. I feel very fortunate that, in addition to my work as rabbi and educator, I am also a very active member of the vibrant, creative and diverse East Bay Jewish community.

I’d love to hear how I can help you. Please fill out the contact form below to schedule a free, no-obligation, initial consultation.

“Carol was absolutely wonderful! She really paid attention to not just what we were asking of her in terms of the logistics of how to run the ceremony, but she also spent time to really get to know us and understand what this wedding and the incorporation of Jewish customs meant to us. She is also just a lovely person, and it was a pleasure to work with her. We would highly recommend her for her great personality, accommodating nature and very thoughtful delivery of the ceremony!”

- Kristina K & Syd H (wedding couple)

“Rabbi Carol is warm, caring, patient and dedicated to the children and family she works with. Over the course of two years, our children formed a special relationship with her. She officiated the ceremony beautifully, and beyond that, she was extremely accommodating, calming and supportive. We highly recommend Rabbi Carol as a Rabbi, teacher and confidant”

- Denise & Scott G. (Parents of b’nai mitzvah students)

“Rabbi Carol’s chanting meditation Shabbat services have been a monthly highlight, central to developing my personal spiritual practice. I appreciate Rabbi Carol’s consistent devotion, leadership, humility, voice and energy. Her Drashot on the Parsha of the week are both thoughtful and thought-provoking. I appreciate the attuned balance she consistently creates between chanting and silent meditation.”

- Sue E  (regular participant in meditation service)


I'd love to hear how I can help you. I offer a free, no-obligation initial consultation. Let's be in touch!

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