Father-Son Rabbis Inspire a New Generation of Rabbis

Monday, May 10, 2010

Martin Weiner, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Sherith Israel of San Francisco and a Past-President of the CCAR, and his son, Daniel Weiner, Senior Rabbi of Temple DeHirsch Sinai in Seattle, WA, will each present an HUC-JIR student for ordination in Los Angeles on May 16, 2010.  Joshua Samuels (HUC-JIR/LA ’10) grew up at Rabbi Martin Weiner's congregation in San Francisco.  Miriam Terlinchamp (HUC-JIR/LA ’10) worked at DeHirsch-Sinai and has been mentored by Rabbi Daniel Weiner.


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