Rabbi Faith Joy @ the Hartman Institute Rabbinic Seminar, Israel

 From Rabbi Dantowitz, Jerusalem, June 28, 2012

After a long hiatus, it’s so good to be back in Israel. Soon after I arrived at Newark airport Tuesday evening, I bumped into two colleagues who were going to Israel for the same reason. For a couple of weeks in July, I will be studying at the Hartman Institute Rabbinic Seminar http://www.hartman.org.il/. Over one hundred rabbis will join together for this rich learning opportunity. This will be my first time attending the seminar which is held every summer.

Women: Firsts

From Rabbi Dantowitz, 5/30/2012

Four Firsts: On Sunday, June 3, I am attending an event in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Ordination of the first female rabbi

Springtime- Counting our Blessings

5/0/2012 Read Rabbi Dantowitz's Blog in the Speak EZ, Metro West's Monthly Newsletter:  RabbiSpeak Springtime- Counting our Blessings

Environmental Justice

From Rabbi Dantowitz, 5/2/2012

On Monday, April 30, Bob Singer and I attended an Environmental Justice and Cumulative Impacts Workshop organized by the New Jersey Environmental Alliance for Sustainable Jersey. The day was moderated by Henry Rose, Statewide Coordinator for the NJ Environmental Justice Alliance (NJEJA) and passionate activist. We heard from environmental activists and concluded the session with a bus tour of the Southward and Ironbound sections of Newark where pollution is extremely high. One of the speakers was  Dr.

Israel at 64!

From Rabbi Dantowitz

Yom Ha’atzmaut 5772—April 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Israel! As we celebrate the Modern State of Israel, I am delighted to share the recent NY Times article featuring my friend  Yosef Abramowitz  who co-founded a solar power company in the desert. Yosef is married to my rabbinical school classmate and year-in-Israel roommate, Susan Silverman. They were dating when Susan and I began rabbinical school so I’ve known them both for over two decades.