BOSTON — Ten years ago, Sonia Saltzman was a frequent business traveler to Latin America for a Boston-based nonprofit job in international micro-lending.
Evette Lutman spent more than 10 years working as an attorney representing battered women and serving as a family referee in a Michigan county courthouse.
Charles Friedman worked for nearly 15 years in his family’s business in plastics construction manufacturing.
Today, all three are rabbis, having changed careers midlife to pursue their Jewish dreams.
“Switching to become a rabbi in midlife is not like becoming an engineer,” Saltzman told JTA. “It permeates your entire life and changes who you are.”