It is nice to be recognized by one’s alma mater. In the most recent issue of the weekly newsletter of the rabbinical school from which I graduated, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, I was featured! In the second section, in which they highlight a current student or an alumnus, I am theContinue Reading

Last night, I led a discussion on shofar-blasting for Rosh HaShanah, which was cheerfully accompanied by a bourbon-tasting. Continuing on with the bimonthly series I began two years ago with a spirits-tasting and learning opportunity, last night’s event focussed on various aspects of shofar-blasting, just in time ahead of RoshContinue Reading

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak with students at California State University, Fullerton about the upcoming holiday of Rosh HaShanah.  In collaboration with Orange County Hillel, I spoke during their weekly “Throw Bagel Thursday” event in the Titan Student Union, discussing aspects about the holiday, which will be coming upContinue Reading

Yesterday, I took part in a really neat program that a local Jewish school ran.  Tarbut v’Torah in Irvine has its high school seniors deliver a d’var Torah on a given parashah at some point during the school year.  To help them with their speeches, Tarbut v’Torah invited various rabbisContinue Reading

Yesterday, I led a discussion with a dozen students at California State University, Long Beach for Beach Hillel on the topic of judging. Appropriate for the upcoming holiday of Rosh HaShanah – the Jewish New Year, also known as Yom HaDin – the Day of Judgment, we discussed judging.  AsContinue Reading