At a special convocation in New York City on March 12, Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey S. Myers of Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Congregation received an honorary doctorate in music from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in appreciation of his years of devotion and service to the Jewish community. Myers graduated from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America as one of the first cantor/educator graduates and previously served congregations in New York and New Jersey.
Rabbi Jeremy Markiz from Congregation Beth Shalom has been selected for the Rabbis Without Borders program, the Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership initiative that helps rabbis innovate using Jewish wisdom as a source for well-being. Markiz will be part of the eighth cohort for the competitive rabbinic fellowship program.
Rabbis Without Borders spans denominations, geography and experience. When choosing the rabbis for the network, selection is based on those rabbis most committed to serving people wherever they may be: affiliated or not, Jewishly educated or not, with Jewish connections or none. These rabbis share their Torah in pluralistic, innovative ways grounded by a sense of service to all.