The Surfishe Rebbe

Can surfing and spirituality coexsist?

‘You can’t be too square. You’ve got to be a little hip,’ With those wise words, the ‘surfing rabbi,’ who appeared in the 2003 surf movie ‘Step Into Liquid,’ grabs his long board and paddles out, just like he’s done for the past 40 years.

Cowabunga! This mensch can rip.

Shifren is spiritually stoked he lectures on the ‘surf and soul connection’; holds Passover surfaris and Mexico kosher surf camps (with five-star cuisine by a Chabad caterer); and conducts beach bar mitzvahs where celebrant and guests shoot the curl.

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