Natalia and Shaul Friberg
Rabbi Shaul and Rabbanit Natalia Friberg have been serving as the Rabbi and Rebbetzin of the young people in the “Hochschule für Jüdische Studien” community in Heidelberg, Germany, for the past 13 years.
Sarah – 20
Tell us about the community you’re in:
We serve as the campus Rabbi and Rebbetzin, based mainly in Heidelberg, but roaming all over Germany. The role includes conducting a dialogue with clerics from other religions, delivering classes and coordinating chevrutot, and taking care of all the spiritual and emotional needs of the various students.
What did you receive from the Straus-Amiel Educational Emissary Training Progam and the Claudia Cohen Women Educator Institute?
Everything! We received all our knowledge about shlichut and Jewish communities in the Diaspora. We did not know what to expect, but after the training, we arrived on a mission, and ready for any scenario.
What message would you like to impart regarding shlichut?
Think small, but not too small. You will not change the whole world, but we must not forget that every soul that is impacted is a world in its entirety.