26 Jul Rabbi Hillel Skolnik – Mensch of the Week
Mazel Tov to Rabbi Hillel Skolnik for being named by the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando as one of this week’s “Mensch of the Week” recipients.
Our Rabbis come together!
This week’s mensches are a group of congregational rabbis committed to Jewish learning! This summer, Rabbi Aaron Rubinger, Rabbi Steven Engel, Rabbi Rick Sherwin, Rabbi David Kay, and Rabbi Hillel Skolnik came together with the staff of the Jewish Federation to talk about Beit Hamidrash. The program, powered by JFGO, is our community’s Hebrew High School. The Rabbis took time out of their very busy schedules to talk about the importance of Jewish education for our teens beyond B’nai Mitzvah. Hoping to bolster Beit Hamidrash attendance by encouraging their own congregation members to participate, the rabbis have also offered to teach a class in the coming school year. As in previous years, the core Beit Hamidrash program will continue to be offered on Monday nights on the Maitland campus. In addition, the rabbis will teach a class, either on Monday nights, or in an alternative location on a different night of the week, as a part of a “satellite” program. Beit Hamidrash begins this August with a free Open House on August 12th from 7-8pm. We are grateful for the dedication of the Rabbis in this community that help make our Jewish community strong and vibrant.
Text extracted from the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando’s Ma Nishma – What’s Up email blast dated July 22, 2013.