Speaking with Rabbis Without Borders Student Fellowship

Last night, I had the honor to speak with Clal’s West Coast Rabbis Without Borders Student Fellowship on the topic of social media, beginning with a text study. While there have been several cohorts of Rabbis Without Borders, as well as a student fellowship on the east coast for the program, this year is the READ MORE

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Highlights from Rabbis Without Borders Third Annual Alumni Retreat as Seen on Twitter

A couple of weeks ago, the third annual Rabbis Without Borders Retreat took place at the Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center, which was great, except that I did not attend this year.  While I did attend last year (and I realized I have not yet written about it online – perhaps I shall revisit my READ MORE

Rabbi Avi Weiss and Rabbi Asher Lopatin awarding Rabbi Jason Weiner with YCT Alumnus of the Year Award

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School Holds Dinner in Los Angeles in Honor of Alumnus of Year

Three months ago, I attended the West Coast Dinner held by my alma mater, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT), in honor of its alumnus of the year, Rabbi [name redacted by request] (YCT ’06).  Although I was super happy to attend, merely by din of YCT having an event on the west coast, let alone within READ MORE

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Speaking at Moishe House of Orange County Last Night

Last night, I took part in a “Rabbi Battle” at Moishe House of Orange County.  In truth, it was less of a “battle” than a panel, of sorts (perhaps, a mini-panel, you might say), with the residents hurling a variety of questions at us that they had previously gathered from others, as well as their READ MORE


“Gin & Genocide”

Last night, a fundraising event for SoCalJSS/SoCalJYAE was held in Long Beach. Entitled “Gin & Genocide” was the third of this year’s series of texts and tippling. Featuring a discussion on genocide in the Jewish tradition, considering Amalek, Midian, and the seven Canaanite nations, Rabbi Drew steered the conversation eventually to the current day post-Holocaust READ MORE