Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rabbi Steven Schwarzman, Co-leader

Rabbi Steven Schwarzman is the rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in Worcester.

He previously served as rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in Bangor, Maine, and as student rabbi at congregations in New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, and Indiana.

Rabbi Schwarzman was ordained in 2008 by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, where he was a Neubauer Family Fellow, a Kaplan Fellow, and a Rabbi Bernard Lipnick Endowment Fund Scholar, in addition to having served as a teaching assistant in the Rabbinical School. He was awarded the Raymond Mark Wintrob Memorial Prize for outstanding work in Bible and History in 2008.

Rabbi Schwarzman also has an M.A. cum laude in Contemporary Jewry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he specialized in the study of American Jewry, and a B.A. in Oriental Studies (with honors) and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

He previously worked as a writer, editor, and translator in Israel and in the United States in organizational, academic, and corporate settings, and is the editor (with Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins) of Enveloped in Light: A Tallit Sourcebook. His writings and translations have appeared in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the National Jewish Post & Opinion, the Jewish Bulletin of Northern California, Qedem, and Biblical Archaeology Review.

Rabbi Schwarzman lived in Israel for nine years. He is married and the father of four children.

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