September 2020 -- Elul 5780-Tishri 5781,  Volume 26, Issue 9

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Larchmont Native Becomes Rabbi at B’nai Jeshurun

Rabbi Rebecca Weintraub, a Larchmont native who recently graduated from Hebrew College in Newton, Mass., has joined B’nai Jeshurun on the Upper West Side as assistant rabbi, with a focus on youth and families.


Rabbi Weintraub graduated from Solomon Schechter School of Westchester (now The Leffell School) and the University of Maryland, where she studied Jewish Studies and International Development. During rabbinical school, she served as a rabbinic intern at Beth El Synagogue Center in New Rochelle and Temple Emunah in Lexington, Mass. She was also a mikveh guide at Mayyim Hayyim in Newton, Mass., alumni coordinator for the Hadar Institute and a member of the Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston.


“I feel blessed to have spent the past five years studying to be a rabbi at Hebrew College, surrounded by a community of peers and faculty who share honest Torah, live deep pluralism, and serve God and God’s creations with all their hearts and all their might,” she said. “My blessings continue as I accept the position of assistant rabbi with a focus on youth and families at B’nai Jeshurun in Manhattan. BJ, like Hebrew College, is a community of seekers and learners, a community built on hesed and justice, and a place where people serve G-d with authentic joy and sincerity. I cannot wait to continue my journey with the rabbis, leadership, staff, and the entire BJ community.”


Hebrew College is a Boston-area institution of Jewish learning and leadership that offers community learning programs for all ages and stages within a pluralistic environment of open inquiry, depth, creativity, and compassion, as well as graduate programs in rabbinical, cantorial, education and Jewish studies.


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