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Meet Our Rabbinical Graduates 2014

Let the seventh light shine!
In the ancient tradition of rabbinical literature, every biblical verse can be interpreted in many different ways. These six brand new rabbis shared their personal teachings about the seventh light in the menorah, the candelabra that is described in the Torah portion for their graduation week: Parshat Behaalotecha. Rabbi Tamara Cohen reads each interpretation, punctuated with the Hebrew phrase dvar akher—“another interpretation.” These rabbis are ready to let their lights shine!

Each new rabbi in the class of 2014 has a unique vision for the rabbinate. Meet them all and read about the gifts and values they will bring to their work.

Danielle ParmenterDanielle Parmenter says that life thrives when we taste the sweetness and the sorrow.   MORE

  Ellen Jaffe-GillEllen Jaffe-Gill plans to help grow and shape a vibrant, joyous liberal Judaism.  MORE
Ilanit Lauren GoldbergIlanit Lauren Goldberg

reminds us that God is the force that turns mourning into joyful dancing. MORE

  Malka PackerMalka Packer creates inspiring and relevant rituals to invigorate Jewish practices.  MORE


Nicholas RennerNicholas Renner aspires to lift up what is holy in the contradictions of life.  MORE   Tamara CohenTamara Ruth Cohen looks forward to reinventing the world and re-creating holy time and just communities. MORE