Rabbi Dr. Barbara Thiede
Rabbi Thiede delights in demonstrating the rich beauty of Jewish culture, tradition, and heritage. “It’s not about what you know,” she says, “it’s about what you want to know.”
Rabbi Thiede is a full-time professor at UNC-Charlotte’s Department of Religious Studies. She serves the graduate school at UNCC and is also on the faculty for ALEPH, the Alliance for Jewish Renewal. Her courses include the study of Hebrew Bible, Judaism, and the history of European anti-Semitism, and even Jewish magic! She regularly delivers lectures on Jewish history, culture, and religion for area colleges, religious, and secular institutions and blogs at adrenalinedrash.com.
Rabbi Thiede joins Or Olam members for a variety of Jewish experiences, including Torah study, Kabbalat Shabbat services, and adult education programs.