Honoring Past Presidents and Executive Directors
Please see Speakers and Honorees below.
Sunday November 15, 2020 at 4PM
Keynote Speaker Rabbi Avi Weiss – The Rabbi as a Modern Voice of Reason (Bio is listed below)
Consul General of Israel Shlomi Kofman – The Sacred Partnership between Israel and Northern California Rabbis
Danny Grossman, CEO, Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund – The Importance of the Rabbinate in Jewish Communal Service
Tye Gregory, Hallie Baron, Karen Stiller, Jessica Trubowitz, Jewish Community Relations Council – The Amazing Projects On Which We Partner
Sam Salkin, Executive Director Sinai Memorial Chapel Chevra Kadisha – Working Together with All Rabbis
Rabbi Marv Goodman, Rabbi Emeritus of Peninsula Sinai Congregation and Executive Director Emeritus of the Northern California Board of Rabbis – View from the Dugout
kl;jklj Rabbi Jacob Traub, Past President – Honoring my friend Rabbi Malcolm Sparer z”l who led the Board of Rabbis for eighteen years.
Rabbi Pam Frydman, Immediate Past President – Honor Roll
KEYNOTE SPEAKER BIO
Rabbi Weiss is the founding rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale – the Bayit, a congregation of 850 families in the Bronx in New York. He is also the founder of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School for men and Yeshivat Maharat for the training and ordination of women. He is also the co-founder of the International Rabbinic Fellowship. He served as National Chairman of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry from 1982 to 1991; and as National President of AMCHA – the Coalition for Jewish Concerns, raising a voice of moral conscience on behalf of the Jewish people and humankind throughout the world. He is the author of Women at Prayer: A Halakhic Analysis of Women’s Prayer Groups and Spiritual Activism: A Jewish Guide to Leadership and Repairing the World and Open Up the Iron Door: Memoirs of a Soviet Jewry Activist and the recently published Journey to Open Orthodoxy.