Shalom and Welcome!
As my time in rabbinical school comes to a close, I am excited to begin this next chapter of my journey! While I'm eager to share the knowledge and experience I've gained in the past five years, I recognize that my learning is far from over. I look forward to facilitating Jewish life that is both spiritually fulfilling and intellectually engaging. As Jews in the 21st century, we have unprecedented access to the vast ocean of our shared tradition. As we explore these waters together, I hope to serve as a guide, providing tools that will help each of us find our own unique paths of engagement with Jewish life. Along this journey, we will continue to learn from one another.
Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, I'm proud to come from two undercurrents of the American Jewish experience. My father's family has been active in my home congregation, The Temple Congregation Ohabai Sholom since settling in Nashville in the early 1850's. My mother grew up in Brooklyn, NY, the child of first and second generation Eastern European Jewish immigrants. My passion for all things Jewish has been guided by these two perspectives. From the summers I spent at Camp Barney Medintz in Georgia and my active involvement in BBYO at the chapter, regional, and international level, my journey continued to The George Washington University in Washington, DC, where my studies in Religion and Philosophy led me to a greater appreciation for the intellectual insights of our tradition. During those four years, I studied the history of Sephardic Jewry in Granada, Spain, and participated in the URJ Religious Action Center's Machon Kaplan Program, fulfilling my internship at the Washington Bureau of the NAACP. All of these experiences led me to embark on my path to the rabbinate following my senior year.
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