Philipstown Reform Synagogue Welcomes Rabbinical Student, Feb. 25

Sarah Rose Fishman

Sarah Rose Fishman  will lead Torah study and Shabbat services

The Philipstown Reform Synagogue (PRS) is pleased to welcome guest rabbinical student, Sarah Rose Fishman, to lead Torah study and Shabbat services on Saturday morning, Feb. 25  Torah study begins at 9:30 a.m. with services to follow at 10:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands, corner of Routes 9D and 301.  All are welcome.

Fishman is a second year rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Brandeis University in May 2008, having earned a B.A. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her senior honors thesis was “Jewish/Gentile Intermarriage as a Blessing: Non-Jewish Women as Guardians of Jewish Tradition.”

Fishman is currently a teacher and coordinator of the 8th/9th Grade “Mitzvah Corps” at Temple Shaaray Tefila in New York City. She has also served as High Holiday Rabbinic Intern at Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, and as a Youth Educator at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley, Mass. In 2010-2011, she served as a volunteer in Israel at the Mevasseret Zion Ethiopian Absorption Center and led Passover Seders for Jewish communities in the Ukraine.

PRS was founded in 2002 with the purpose of creating an inclusive venue to investigate the practice of Judaism, both intellectually and spiritually. PRS hosts monthly services led by Rabbi Michael Rothbaum and other guest leaders, provides religious education and offers opportunities to participate in social welfare activities. PRS can be found on the web or contacted at 845-265-8011 or [email protected]

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