Rabbi David Ellenson, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, awarded Rabbi Nina J. Mizrahi with the Doctor of Divinity at Graduation Ceremonies in New York on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York. Rabbi Mizrahi was honored for 25 years of scholarly distinction as an alumna of HUC-JIR.
Rabbi Nina J. Mizrahi, for the past decade, has guided JCC Chicago in the articulation and transmission of Jewish values in ways that transform behaviors. Her rabbinate has, for the past 24 years, been dediacted to innovation in Jewish education. A graduate of JCCA's Jewish Educators' Initiative, Rabbi Nina is also certified and licensed by The Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York and Fordham Univesity as a Jewish Family Educator, and is recognized by the Reform Movement as a Reform Jewish Educator.
Currently, Rabbi Mizrahi is enrolled in the two-year rabbinic leadership program of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, which includes rabbis from all moevments of the Jewish community. One of her contributions to the Chicagoland Jewish Community has been her spirituality walks in the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Another has been her commitment to providing weekly Shabbat services and a Sunday morning class for Jewish recruits through creating, overseeing, and participating in the Lay Jewish Chaplaincy program for the Great Lakes Naval Base Recruit Training Center.
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