New Leadership for MARAM, the Israeli Council of Progressive Rabbis

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

MARAM, the Israeli Council of Progressive Rabbis, recently elected new leadership to help move their organization forward, and, at the same time, strengthen their friendship with the CCAR.  Rabbi Maya Leibovic, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem '93, Rabbi of Congregation KAMATZ in Mevaseret Tzion, will take on the role of President for the next two years.  Alongside Rabbi Leibovic will be members of the Board, including Rabbi Edgar Nof, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem '91; Rabbi Yehoyada Amir, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem '04; Rabbi Corrie Zeidler, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem ’06; Rabbi Ilana Baird, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem ‘06; and Rabbi Miri Gold, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem ‘98.  Rabbi Nof will be also act as MARAM treasurer.  Rabbi Galia Sadan, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem ‘03 will continue as MARAM coordinator.


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