Answer: Top row: Shimmie Kaminetzky, Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, Rabbi Josh Blass; bottom row: Rabbi Chaim Lanner, Daniel Kaminetsky, Rabbi Perry Tirschwell and Rabbi Matt Tropp. Read Reunion Summer 2015 Issue here!
By Rebecca Feldbaum When Rabbi Shaya Kilimnick took the position as rabbi of Congregation Agudath Achim in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1970, he was the youngest pulpit rabbi of an Orthodox congregation in America. Rabbi Kilimnick gives credit to Rabbi Seymour Atlas, the officiating rabbi who preceded him, for smoothing his way. “When I went
By Batya Rosner It is the question that’s long been asked by Jewish educators and outreach workers. What happens “after”? When the student leaves the classroom, when the adolescent moves on into young adulthood and starts charting a path through the wider world − what remains of the lessons and activities encouraged by their mentors? Once
After six decades, the NCSY Shabbaton continues to prompt thousands of teens to turn their lives around. But what keeps that passion burning when the twenty-five hours of fun and Torah-inspiration come to an end? Havdalah! Night has fallen. Shabbaton participants amble into a dimly lit room. A band sits on a stage. The individual