Hebrew Union College – Jewish institute of Religion, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Rabbinic Ordination, 1995
  • Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters, 1994; two years post-masters coursework
  • Rabbinic Thesis:  Mourning the Temple’s Destruction: The Laws of Tisha B’Av and the Other Public Fasts in the Arba’ah Turim and the Bet Yosef
  • Nathan Stern Prize for academic achievement (1994 and 1995)
  • Fellow, Wexner Graduate Fellowship Program (1990-1994)

Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Freshman Book Award, Religious Studies, 1987
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, summa cum laude, 1990
  • Honors Thesis:  From Germany to America: The Origins of Reform Judaism
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1989
  • McLean Award for academic achievement, 1990

Ongoing Education:

  • Daf Yomi, a page of Talmud studied daily (I competed my first Daf Yomi cycle, 7 ½ years of daily study, comprised of 2, 711 folios of Talmud , on January 4, 2020, and began again the following day.)
  • Talmud tractate B’rachot, studied weekly in hevruta (3 different ones!)
  • Parshat HaShavua (weekly Torah portion), studied weekly in hevruta

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