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Thursday, October 1, 1998

Where Are They Now? Class of 1998 Placements

As of September 15, 1998

   The Rabbinic School 
Scott Aaron: Hillel Director/ Ohio State University, OH 
Joel Abraham: Interim Rabbi, Temple Shalom/ Wheeling, WV 
Mona Alfi: Assistant Rabbi, Congregation B'nai Israel/ Sacramento, CA 
Lawrence Bach: Assistant Rabbi, Temple Mount Sinai/ El Paso, TX 
Brian Beal: Assistant Rabbi, Temple Shaari Emeth/ Manalapan, NJ 
Peter Berg: Assistant Rabbi, Temple Emanu-El/ Dallas, TX 
Stacy Bergman: Program Assistant, UJA Continuity Commission/ New York, NY 
James Brandt: Rabbi, Congregation Beth Shalom/ The Woodlands, TX 
John Bush: Rabbi, Anshe Hesed Congregation/ Erie, PA 
Joshua Caruso: Rabbi Educator, Temple Beth El/ Spring Valley, NY 
Javier Cattapan: Rabbi, Beth Israel-Shaare Zedek/ Lima, OH and Ph.D. student, HUC-JIR 
Kenneth Chasen: Assistant Rabbi, Westchester Reform Temple/ Scarsdale, NY 
Barry Cohen: Assistant Rabbi, Temple Beth Israel/ Scottsdale, AZ 
Heidi Cohen: Assistant Rabbi, Temple Beth Shalom/ Santa Ana, CA 
Lisa Dushkin: Rabbi Educator, K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation/ Chicago, IL 
Dennis Eisner: Director, UAHC Dept. of Junior and Senior Programs and NFTY/ New York, NY 
Andrea Fisher: Assistant Rabbi, Temple Sinai/ Oakland, CA 
Allison Flash: Assistant Rabbi, Congregation Ohabai Sholom/ Nashville, TN 
Brenner Glickman: Assistant Rabbi, Congregation Beth Israel/ Houston, TX 
Elaine Glickman: Judaic Studies Coordinator, I. Weiner Jewish Secondary School/ Houston, TX 
Andrea Goldstein: Assistant Rabbi, Congregation Shaare Emeth/ St. Louis, MO 
Daniel Gropper: Assistant Rabbi, Temple Isaiah/ Lexington, MA 
Boaz Heilman: Rabbi-Education Director, Congregation B'nai Torah/ Sudbury, MA 
Allison Henteloff: Assistant Rabbi, North Shore Temple of Reform Judaism/ Sydney, Australia 
Marc Israel: Director of Congregational Relations, Religious Action Center/ Washington, DC 
Daniel Judson: Rabbi, Temple Beth David/ Canton, MA 
Deborah Kaiz: Assistant Rabbi, Washington Hebrew Congregation/ Washington, DC 
Laurie Katz: Assistant Rabbi for Youth, Westchester Reform Temple/ Scarsdale, NY 
David Kessel: Field Services Associate, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life/ Washington, DC 
Zoe Klein: Assistant Rabbi, Temple Shalom/ Norwalk, CT 
Daniel Lehrman: Assistant Rabbi, Congregation Shalom/ Milwaukee, MI 
Peter Levi: Assistant Rabbi, Wilshire Boulevard Temple/ Los Angeles, CA 
Jennifer Marx: Assistant Rabbi, Temple Israel/ Dayton, OH 
Brian Mayer: Assistant Rabbi, Temple Judea/ Tarzana, CA 
Michael Mellen: Rabbi Educator, Temple B'nai Shalom/ Fairfax Station, VA 
Joel Mosbacher: Assistant Rabbi, Temple Emanu-El/ Atlanta, GA 
Howard Needelman: Assistant Rabbi, Temple Israel/ New York, NY 
Jacqueline Ninio: Assistant Rabbi, The Congregation of the Temple Emanuel of Woollahra/ Sydney, Australia 
Hara Person: Editor, UAHC Press/ New York, NY 
Steven Rau: Assistant Rabbi, Congregation Ahavath Chesed/ Jacksonville, FL 
Rochelle Robins: Jewish Staff Chaplain/ University of Pennsylvania Hospital/ Philadelphia, PA 
Mark Sameth: Rabbi, Pleasantville Community Synagogue/ Pleasantville, NY 
Jon Sommer: Program Director, Congregation Shir Hadash/ Los Gatos, CA 
Yael Splansky: Assistant Rabbi, Holy Blossom Temple/ Toronto, ONT 
Steven Sirbu: Assistant Rabbi, North Shore Synagogue/ Syosset, NY 
Mark Strauss-Cohen: Assistant Rabbi, Congregation Schaarai Zedek/ Tampa, FL 
Jonathan Tabachnikoff: Assistant Rabbi, Temple Sinai/ Glendale, CA and Rabbi, Temple Beth Ami/ Newhall, CA 
David Thomas: Assistant Rabbi, Temple Beth El/ Chappaqua, NY 
Deborah Till: Assistant Rabbi, Temple Ahavat Shalom/ Northridge, CA 
Andrew Vogel: Assistant Rabbi, Temple Kol Emeth/ Marrietta, GA 
Mira Wasserman: Rabbi, Congregation Beth Shalom/ Bloomington, IN 
Yoshi Zweiback: Adult Learning Coordinator, Congregation Beth Am/ Los Altos Hills, CA

   The School of Sacred Music 
Chanin Becker: Temple Isaiah/ Lafayette, CA 
Andrew Bernard: Chaplain, Children's Hospital Medical Center/ Cincinnati, OH 
Jen Blum: Temple Israel/ Omaha, NE 
Gabrielle Clissold: Temple Judea/ Coral Gables, FL 
Geoff Fine: Beth El Temple Center/ Belmont, MA 
Jessica Levitt: Ner Tamid/ Bloomfield, NJ 
Ilana Wolpert: Temple Israel/ Dayton, OH 
Oksana Yakhkind: Temple Adath Yeshurun/ Manchester, NH 
Sarah Zemel: Temple Beth El/ Somerville, NJ

   The Irwin Daniels School of Jewish Communal Service 
Audrey Axe: Medical Social Worker, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/Los Angeles, CA 
*Betsy Barth: Director of Education, Congregation Sharith Israel/ San Francisco, CA 
*Laura Bramson: Director of Education, Temple Israel/ Hollywood, CA 
Edward Bruckner: Campaign Associate, Jewish Federation/ Miami, FL 
Jennifer Goldstein: Campaign Associate, Women's Division, JFC-LA/ Los Angeles, CA 
Adam Inlander: Synagogue Administrator, Congregation Adat Elohim/ Thousand Oaks, CA 
Alyson Lan: Teen Director, Jewish Community Center/ Louisville, KY 
Danielle Levine: Staff Associate, JFC-LA/ Los Angeles, CA 
   *Joint Masters degree with the Rhea Hirsch School of Education

   The Rhea Hirsch School of Education 
Lauren Cohen: Rabbinic Student, HUC-JIR/ Cincinnati, OH 
Vered Harris: Rabbinic Student, HUC-JIR/ Cincinnati, OH 
Daniel Moskovitz: Rabbinic Student, HUC-JIR/ Cincinnati, OH


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