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Careers

  • The Joan and Phillip Pines School of Graduate Studies was dedicated at the Cincinnati campus of HUC-JIR last fall.
  • This spring, Suzanne Griffel, Lauren Veit Reznikoff, Marla Subeck Spanjer, Alan Rabishaw, and Ira Wise will receive their honorary doctorates from HUC-JIR.
  • Aaron Weinberg has joined the Democratic National Committee as the Director of Jewish Engagement.
  • Libby Fisher and Zoe McCoon were both accepted to the rabbinical program at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion.
  • Traci Stratford has been named a program manager for endowment and legacy at the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education in Boston.
  • Rabbi Marina "Marz" Tecktiel Yergin was ordained as a rabbi from HUC-JIR. She will be serving as the Assistant Rabbi at Temple Beth-El in San Antonio, Texas
  • Rabbi Rachel Kaplan Marks was ordained as a rabbi at HUC-JIR and will be serving Congregation Shalom in Milwaukee as Assistant Rabbi
  • Rabbi Leora Kaye will be joining the Union for Reform Judaism staff as Director of Program
  • Benjamin Altshuler and Ben Azriel have been admitted to the rabbinical program at HUC-JIR. They'll begin their studies this summer in Jerusalem
  • Rabbi Phyllis Sommer received a Masters in Religious Education from HUC-JIR
  • Missy Goldstein has been admitted to the Jewish Education and Nonprofit Management program at HUC-JIR. She'll begin her studies this summer in Jerusalem
  • Sam Barsh performed on Kendrick Lamar's song "I," which won two Grammy Awards
  • Ashley Barrett has been named a Masa-Hillel Fellow. The fellowship prepares current Masa participants for Hillel work
  • Lauren Seaver is a Director in Research and Development at Abbott Laboratories

Up at Night

  • Laura (Seigal) and Avi Perpinyal with Eliana.
  • Jonathan and Elizabeth Malki with Juliette.
  • Rory and Seth Kaplan with Kira.
  • Rabbis Jody and Alan Cook with Eden.
  • Brian and Sami Avner with Eyal
  • Dave Cohn and Sarah Ruben with Selah
  • Aaron and Abby Sofian with Isabelle
  • Gail (Schnitzer) and David Eisenberg with Hunter
  • Rabbi Jessica and Michael Barolsky with Noah.
  • Jessica (Tenny) and Lucien Gill with Veronica.
  • Sara (Rubin) and Todd Jacobs with Asher
  • Abby Mintz and Zach Elkin with Maya
  • Jill Allenberg and Amir Stepak with Lia
  • Rabbi Adam & Lauren Allenberg with Eitan

Down the Aisle

  • Mark Heisler and Jamie Cosnowsky
  • Cantor Lauren Phillips and Dan Fogelman
  • Liza Mole and Patrick Henry
  • Zack Wainer and Abby Backer
  • Zoe Gutterman and Marc Friend
  • Lital Ehrlich and Cole Leiter. Mazel Tov to OSRUI faculty member Vanessa Ehrlich and her husband Arthur
  • Ben Azriel and Rachel Podell
  • Aaron Frazin and Stephanie Rand

Condolences To...

  • Fran, Debbie, and Alan Pearlman and family on the loss of their mother, Rosalyn Pearlman.
  • Howard Schlansky and family on the loss of his mother, Siril Schlansky
  • Shari Zoot Granat and family on the loss of her father, Alan Zoot.
  • Ohad Sha'altiel and family on the loss of his father, Yosef Sha'altiel.
  • Rabbi Karyn Kedar and family on the loss of her father Norman Dion Schwartz.
  • OSRUI Board Members Neal SabinKaren Gitles and their family on the loss of their mother, Sandra Sabin.
  • OSRUI Board Member Mike Frazin and family on the loss of his mother, Sherine Frazin.
  • OSRUI Board Member Lenore Mass and family on the loss of her sister-in-law, Joanie Mass.
  • Rabbi Max Weiss and family on the loss of his mother, Sieglinde Weiss.
  • Marsha Gagliano on the loss of her beloved husband, Sal Gagliano.  Sal served as the OSRUI kitchen manager for many years.
  • The Berman and Drucker families on the loss of Terry Berman.
  • The Lachman family on the loss of their beloved father and grandfather Earl (Al) Lachman.
  • The family of Seth Haro
  • Rabbi Marina Tecktiel Yergin and family on the loss of her father, Tod Tecktiel
  • Rabbi Debbie Helbraun and family on the loss of her beloved mother, Paulette Gardner