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Caring for the “Other”

“In 2002, I discovered the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, and it changed my life. He taught me that being a human being means having a radical and never-ending responsibility to see and care for the Other. I take his philosophy with me wherever I go — the classroom, the bima, the pastoral moment, the dinner table.”  #HumansHC (Rabbi Suzanne Schwartz Jacobson Rab’15, The Rabbinical School of Hebrew College alumnus, Rabbi at… Read Article →

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#TBT

“This is me at my Bat Mitzvah, wearing a tallit woven for me by my cousin, Jane, as a gift for the occasion. I remember carefully choosing the colors to be used. Fifteen years later, I still wear the same tallis (thanks, Jane!), only now I pair it with a set of tefillin that my dad was given at his Bar Mitzvah. I love that I am literally draped in… Read Article →

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Promoting Chesed

“I have a big dream. I’m interested in chaplaincy and look forward to taking part in the Rabbinical School’s new pastoral care track. I’d like to combine that interest with my passion for children’s education. I would love one day to build an inter-generational preschool-assisted living center, modeled after JCCs, that operates through a Jewish lens. The guiding principle for this initiative would be teaching and sharing chesed. I think… Read Article →

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Baby On Board

“It is because of teachers like him that more women with young children are able to go back to/stay in school. Thank you Hebrew College for hiring compassionate, understanding & accommodating faculty. It didn’t hurt that she found her happy place while combing through his beard.” The Rabbinical School of Hebrew College

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Micah & Matt

“This is my father’s guitar which he had at Hebrew University in the early ’70s. When I switched from drums to guitar, my dad said, ‘Use mine.’ I write original music to psalms and other Jewish liturgy. While some feel that the music itself is “Jewish” sounding, my biggest influences are folk, pop, rock, and indie. So I would describe my music as indie-folk-Judaica!” (Micah Shapiro, fourth year student at… Read Article →

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Bar Mitzvah Boy

                       “I was so scared to lead services that I told all of my friends and family that they had to sing during every prayer whether it was the custom to or not. Thankfully, they did.” #HumansHC (Daniel Schaefer ’19, Rabbinical School of Hebrew College student)