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20 July 2012

Temple Israel Welcomes Interim Religious School Principal

Written by David Golbitz, Posted in Religious School

When Temple Israel began to look for an interim religious school principal for 2012-2013 term, the search committee had a set of criteria they knew would be required for the position.

It was important the hire someone with “Jewish education teaching experience,” said search committee member Jennifer Kirshenbaum. “The position is responsible for the successful organization and operation of the religious school for matters relating to students, teachers and parents.”

17 July 2012

Summer Speaker Series Week 7 - Rabbi Brown: "How a racist Jew, a Methodist thief and a Catholic aristocrat led me to Temple Israel"

Written by David Golbitz, Posted in Summer Speaker Series

The Shabbat service was held in the sanctuary last Friday in order to accommodate the expected crowd of Temple Israel members eager to see their new rabbi in action. During services last week, Rabbi Brown asked questions of the congregants, so that he might get to know them and the history of Temple Israel better. This week, it was Rabbi Brown's turn to do the talking as he explained "How a racist Jew, a Methodist thief and a Catholic aristocrat led [him] to Temple Israel."

11 July 2012

Summer Speaker Series Week 6 - Q&A with Rabbi Brown

Written by David Golbitz, Posted in Summer Speaker Series

For the first time since his arrival in Omaha, Rabbi Josh Brown interacted with his new congregation in a more ceremonial capacity during last Friday's Shabbat service.

"I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous," Rabbi Brown told me later. "I was anxious to get a sense of what it feels like to be on the bima here."

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