Serving The Community

  • Nominating Committee – Rabbinical Assembly

  • Greater Birmingham Ministries – Board Member

    • Community organization including: food pantry and support for homeless as well as political action involving Wage theft, payday loans and public transportation
  • Birmingham Southside Clergy Association

    • Keynote speaker at annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Program
  • Palm Beach County Sheriff Office –  Volunteer Chaplain

    • Ride along with deputies to offer support and advice when officers are under stress
    • Participate in workshops dedicated  to helping officers and citizens in crisis
  • Delray Beach Interfaith Clergy Association – President

  • Palm Beach County Board of Rabbis – Board Secretary

  • Mercaz USA – Member of National Board

    • Zionist Organization of Conservative Judaism representing our movement in the World Zionist Congress
  • St. Paul Interfaith Network Community

    • Advocated on issues of homelessness and issues of separation of church and state
  • Jewish Community Action 

    • Rabbinic Advisor to this advocacy group for  Political Action on Religious Issues in the Twin Cities
  • Joint Religious Legislative Council

    • Honed lobbying skills as rabbinic representative of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, lobbying state congress on issues important to the three major faith communities: Jewish, Moslem and Christian.
  • March of The Living Teen Tour of Poland and Israel

    • Rabbinic Advisor and Educator helping teens understand the meaning and message of the Holocaust
  •  Ramah Darom, Clayton, GA  and Camp Ramah, Palmer, MA

    • Exercised pastoral skills, communication skills and education skills as teacher, advisor and parent liaison; helping the Director ensure that all campers and their families have a good camping experience
  • “Torah Sparks” – a weekly publication of USCJ 

    • Authored commentary and study questions distributed to Conservative congregations worldwide for three years.
  • Simon Greenberg Award for Rabbinic Excellence  – Recipient

    • Awarded annually by the Jewish Theological Seminary in recognition of work for Synagogue and for the Seminary
  • SE Region Rabbinical Assembly – President

    • Covering Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Tennesee, Louisiana and Pureto Rico. Represented all Rabbis to synagouge leadership and to the larger community
  • Broward Board of Rabbis – President

    • Provided rabbinic advice to Federation, JCC and CAJE and represented non-orthodox Rabbis in the press
  • David Keating Award for Inter-Faith work in South Broward County – Recipient

    • Selected by clergy and lay people in recognition of service to the entire religious community.
  • Inter-Faith Council of Greater Hollywood – President

    • Elected by local clergy and lay leaders to work on behalf of communal issues for the Religious community at large
  • Jewish AIDS Network of Broward County, Board of Directors

    • Helped found this organization in South Florida
    • Planned and organized World AIDS Day commemoration in the community.
  • Golden Shofar Award by State of Israel Bonds – Recipeint

    • Awarded for service to Israel and the community and for support of State of Israel Bonds
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