Sharyn Henry


Rabbi Sharyn Henry is a lover of worship, music, education, social justice, and Rodef Shalom. She joined the congregation in 1999 as Religious School Principal, moving on to direct Youth, Education, and Activities, then becoming our Associate Rabbi. She works closely with Rodef Shalom’s B’nai Mitzvah and Confirmation students and their families.

Rabbi Henry received the United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburgh Humanitarian award in recognition the commitment and generosity of spirit she displays in helping people with disabilities.

Rabbi Henry’s published an essay on the Haftarah for the first Shabbat in Chanukah in The Women’s Haftarah Commentary, edited by Rabbi Elyse Goldstein. She belongs to the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Women’s Rabbinic Network.

Raised in Cleveland, Rabbi Henry earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Wisconsin. She is a 1988 graduate of Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. Upon receiving smicha, she served congregations in Kansas City, MO, and Allison Park, PA.

Her children, Avi and Asher, and her husband, Dennis Grinberg, are the greatest blessings in her life.