Thank you to all our participants and guest speakers at the 2024 annual convention. Once again our members and guest came together to CONNECT (through Affinity Group gatherings, RENEW (with our Core Connections - small group sharing) and INSPIRE (awakened our Jewish scholarship while studying with Dr. Erin Leib Smokler.

2024 PARR Convention in Palm Springs.

The place where we power rabbinic renewal!


An Orthodox-ordained woman rabbi, Rabbi Dr. Erin Leib Smokler is the Director of Spiritual Development and Publications Editor at Yeshivat Maharat, where she teaches Hasidism and Pastoral Torah. She is a faculty member at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Yeshivat Maharat, in the Bronx, is an egalitarian Orthodox yeshiva, ordaining women. 

Rabbi Dr. Leib Smokler earned both her PhD and MA from the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought, and her BA from Harvard University. She was ordained by Yeshivat Maharat.

Erin previously served as Assistant Literary Editor of The New Republic magazine, and her writing has appeared there, as well as in The New York Times Book Review, The Jewish Week, and other publications. She recently won the 2021 National Jewish Book Award in Modern Jewish Thought and Experience for her collection, Torah in a Time of Plague: Historical and Contemporary Jewish Reflections (Ben Yehudah Press). 



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Hilton Palm Springs

400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6605


Details on how to book your room is provided in your convention confirmation email.


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