Sam Spector Wins Center for Jewish Ethics Whizin Prize

Monday, June 25, 2012

Mazel tov to Sam Spector, second-year rabbinical student at HUC-JIR’s Jack H. Skirball Campus in Los Angeles, who won the Center for Jewish Ethics Whizin Prize writing contest in Jewish Ethics.  Spector is from the state of Washington and currently serves as the student rabbi of Congregation Etz Chaim in Merced, CA.

Click here for more about the Whizin Prize.


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