The Newly Ordained – HUC-JIR


HUC students ordained in Cincinnati on June 8, 2013.

Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion congratulates the 41 newly ordained rabbis and cantors of the Class of 2013

who are serving congregations and communities

throughout the United States, Canada, and New Zealand.

Our newest alumni are prepared to provide exceptional spiritual, educational, and professional leadership as they implement their creativity and vision to sustain and transform Jewish life in the 21st century.  From the synagogue to the college Hillel, from innovation in Jewish education to university teaching, and from the Reform Movement to hospice chaplaincy and the planning of a new community mikveh for klal yisrael, these men and women have the knowledge and commitment to ensure a vital Jewish future.

Ordained in Cincinnati:  

Rabbi Brent Phillip Gutmann
Rabbi Jordan Ryan Helfman
Rabbi Meredith Faye Kahan
Rabbi Jon D. Kleinman
Rabbi Jason Ross Levine
Rabbi Ariel S. Lorge
Rabbi Jessica Huettner Rosenthal
Rabbi Phillip Justin Schwartz
Rabbi David Leon Spinrad
Rabbi James Avi Stoloff

HUC-JIR students ordained in Los Angeles.

Ordained in Los Angeles:

Rabbi Sara Abrams
Rabbi Laura Abrasley
Rabbi Matt Dreffin
Rabbi Tamara Cohn Eskenazi
Rabbi Sydney Henning
Rabbi Aimee Irshay
Rabbi Callie Souther
Rabbi Greg Weisman

HUC-JIR New York ordination at Congregation Emanu-El on May 5.

Ordained in New York:

Cantor Nancy Lee Bach
Cantor Lauren Michelle Furman
Cantor Faryn Hope Kates
Cantor Sarah Rose Krevsky
Cantor Aviva Kolet Marer
Cantor Andrea Rae Markowicz
Cantor Leslie Shana Niren
Cantor Lauren Ruth Phillips
Cantor Alicia Beth Stillman
Cantor Amanda Leigh Winter
Rabbi Jill Ellen Crimmings
Rabbi Nicole Lyn DeBlosi
Rabbi Scott Michael Fox
Rabbi Joshua Alexander Franklin
Rabbi Hannah Lilly Goldstein
Rabbi Amy Eva Goodman
Rabbi Lisa Michelle Kingston
Rabbi David Michael Levin
Rabbi Sara Pearl Luria
Rabbi Rachel Melanie Maimin
Rabbi Adam L. Scheldt
Rabbi Joshua Zaslow Stanton
Rabbi Rachel Elizabeth Van Thyn

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