Englishman in New York

Dear Friends

The big news is that later this week, I will be relocating with my family from Israel to America to take up a position as Director of the OU’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at New York University in Manhattan, where I will also serve as rabbi of the Orthodox Jewish community.

We are of course emotional about leaving the Har Etzion community, Alon Shevut, and Israel as a whole where we have lived our lives and forged so many powerful relationships over the years.  Nevertheless we know that we will return and in the meantime we are excited for this new chapter in our lives.

I will be working out of the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life where I feel hugely privileged and excited by the calibre of my new colleagues. From my interaction so far with NYU students, staff and faculty, I have only encountered warmth, energy and a desire to build a flourishing and meaningful Jewish life.

Please God the position will provide many opportunities to teach and learn Torah, both at NYU and more broadly in New York and the States, as well as get to know and learn from many individuals and communities. I look forward to continue sharing this Torah on this site.

Bvrakha

Joe

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