It is an honor and a privilege to join The Brandeis School family to help foster our mission of building the Jewish nation, one child at a time. As School Rabbi, I aim to create an environment that is filled with simcha (joy) and ahava (love), where the beauty of our ancient traditions are alive and well for all to experience. Whether it is through the teaching of our sacred texts in the classroom, an uplifting holiday program, or even during informal interactions, each student's connection to Judaism will be strengthened on a daily basis.
Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaKohen Kook, the first Chief Rabbi of Israel, taught that the three pillars of Judaism are: Am Yisrael (The Jewish Nation), Eretz Yisrael (The land of Israel) and Torat Yisrael (The Torah). Each of these three elements are interwoven into our Judaic programs so that each student who graduates from The Brandeis School has a fundamental understanding of Torah, deep appreciation for being part of the Jewish nation, and an unbreakable bond to the land of Israel. I invite you to partner with me in continuing our mesorah (tradition) by developing the next generation of proud Jewish children with middot tovot (good character).