I had the huge pleasure of attending the graduation ceremony of the Reconstructionist Rabbincal College in Philadelphia this past Sunday, where fifteen new rabbis and one cantor received their ordination. It was a particularly kvell-worthy moment for JRC, as two of the new rabbinic graduates came from our congregation. That me above (right) and JRC’s Cantor Howard Friedland (left) with newly-minted Rabbis Jordan Bendat-Appell (second from left) and Isaac Saposnik (second from right).
Jordan will be returning to the Chicago area to serve Aitz Hayim Center for Jewish Living in Highland Park and Isaac is now the new Director of our movement’s national camp, Camp JRF. Mazel Tov to them both!
(You can also read about Isaac in The Forward – in a nice article about recently graduated rabbis.)