Honour Rabbi Baruchel’s Installation with Service, Study, and Celebration!
This special Shabbat will be elevated by Rabbi Baruchel’s favourite teacher, Scholar-in-Residence Professor, Dvora Weisberg, the Rabbi Aaron Panken Professor of Rabbinics and the Director of the Rabbinical School at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles.
Friday, November 3
6:00 pm: Music-filled Kabbalat Shabbat Service, followed by a joyful Congregational Shabbat Dinner for those who register in advance.
Register here for the Congregational Shabbat Dinner!
To join us online, please visit our livestream Page
Thank you to Gillian Helfield, Eric Klein and family, whose generous sponsorship has made it possible for more of our YAD members to attend the Congregational Shabbat Dinner
Saturday, November 4
9:00 am: Shabbat Morning Torah Study in memory of Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro
To join us online for Torah Study, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81097417710?pwd=d2xaQ0JIcncwM284TzVubDYwTzJwdz09
Shabbat Morning Torah Study is generously supported by Barry and Susan Borden
10:30 am: Service and Installation Ceremony, followed by Congregational lunch for all.
To join us online for Shabbat Morning Services, please visit our Livestream Page here.
Our learning this Shabbat will be lovingly dedicated to the memory of Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro z”l.
Kiddush lunch is generously sponsored in part by The Baruchel Family, Rabbi Steve and Lori Kaye.
Rabbi Dvora Weisberg is the Rabbi Aaron Panken Professor of Rabbinics and the Director of the Rabbinical School at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
Rabbi Weisberg was raised in San Francisco. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from Brandeis University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her undergraduate thesis, for which she was awarded highest honors in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, was entitled “Can the Demands of Jewish Feminists Be Met Within the Halakhic System?” She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Talmud and Rabbinic Literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and was ordained at HUC-JIR in Los Angeles. Before coming to HUC-JIR, Rabbi Weisberg taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary, the College of William and Mary, and the University of Pittsburgh.
Rabbi Weisberg is the author of Levirate Marriage and the Family in Ancient Judaism (2008), a study of the ancient rabbis’ vision of the family and its members, and Tractate Menahot: A Feminist Commentary (2020). Her book on levirate marriage and the family was a finalist for the 2009 National Jewish Book Awards in the category of Women’s Studies.
Rabbi Weisberg is married to Rabbi Neal Scheindlin and is the mother of Micah (& Elana) and Noah Scheindlin, and the savta of Orli Maya Scheindlin.