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More Meetings with Young Adults Next Couple of Months

Having formally begun my young adult work (with 20s-30s) less then a year ago (under the organizational name, Southern California Jewish Young Adult Enrichment), I have experimented with different program modalities, different days of the week, and different cities in Southern California.  In November and December (perhaps, January, as well), I will not be running […]

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Working a Lot with Beach Hillel This Fall

This fall, I have found that I have been spending a lot of my work with/for Beach Hillel.  To be specific, about 62.5% of my energy has focused on working with Beach Hillel.  In contrast to throughout out last year where 44% of my time was with Beach Hillel, this is definitely a big jump. […]

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My Vodkas-tasting Last Week

Last week, I held a vodka-tasting event, which paired up with discussing Jewish angles on vampires.  It was interesting.  Having never taken part let alone running a vodka-tasting, it was a new experience for me.  Having heard a suggestion for this year’s October tasting and discussion to do “Vodkas and Vampires” from a young adult, […]

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Sukkot with Beach Hillel

As in years past, I spent many activities with Long Beach Hillel for the holiday of Sukkot, enriching its programs and its students.  Beginning with leading a Beach Hillel staff learning session on Sukkot, it continued with putting up both the off-campus and the on-campus sukkot (and picking up the four aboreal elements).  It continued […]

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Working on the 2013 West Coast Hillel Staff Conference

Since I have worked in my current position, included in which is serving as the rabbi for Long Beach Hillel, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life holds an annual [inter]national staff conference in St. Louis, known as Hillel Institute, at the beautiful campus of Washington University either at the end of July or the […]

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A Breakdown of My Time Spent This Past Year

I frequently get asked as to how much time I spend on the various facets of my job.  One of the biggest questions is how much time I spend with Beach Hillel, since I serve as the rabbi.  In past years, I would spend a significant amount of time with other Hillels, such as Orange […]

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Office Hours at CSULB

Yesterday, I began being available on-campus at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) for office hours.  I will be there Tuesdays (September 12th UPDATE:) Wednesdays for the fall semester from 1:30-3:30 in the University Interfaith Center (Brotman Hall, room 178).  It has been a few years since I last held office hours on-campus at CSULB, […]

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Leading Discussions at Moishe House Thus Far in 2013

This year, I have led several discussions at the Moishe House of Orange County, which has been a great collaborative relationship.  One of the things that makes it great is that we each bring things to the table: they bring the young adults and put out topic-appropriate foods/drinks and I bring the Jewish content. The […]