Rabbi Rebecca Hecht '22
Assistant Rabbi, Peninsula Temple Beth El
San Mateo, CA
After working as a teaching assistant for the first-year students’ summer intensive three-week Hebrew program in collaboration with Middlebury Language Schools, I served as the T.A. for Rabbi Michael Marmur’s Parashat HaShavua class. I managed two sections of a Beit Midrash where the first-year students had an opportunity to explore online learning resources and spend time in chevruta studying the Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and content of the weekly Torah portion. I also worked with the first-year students on their liturgy translations and Hebrew preparation in small group tutoring sessions.
It was a joy to build relationships and learn Torah with my classmates — an incredible cohort of thoughtful, compassionate individuals who will be my colleagues and friends for life. I feel honored to play a small part in their HUC-JIR experience, while strengthening my skills as a teacher and student of Torah.