Senior Rabbi of Beth Sholom Synagogue in Toronto - a +1000 family conservative congregation - since 1997. He received his BA in Political Science and Talmud from Bar Ilan University, Israel. Honourably discharged from the IDF in 1991, received Smicha from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate in 1993.
Dr. Tal Ilan was born and grew up in a socialist kibbutz in Israel, and served in the Israeli army. She completed her doctoral studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, before becoming Professor of Jewish Studies at the Freie Universitaet Berlin. Tal lives in Jerusalem, and is the mother of two sons and the grandmother of one grandson.
Rabbi Dr. Harvey Meirovich received rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1974, and in 1986 was awarded a doctorate in Jewish intellectual history. He has served as rabbi over a span of 40 years in several Canadian pulpits, as well as congregations in England and Australia. A former Dean of the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary (2000-2005), he served on its faculty for almost two decades. Rabbi Meirovich is currently Visiting Professor of Halakha at the University of Potsdam.
Elad Lapidot is a professor for philosophy and Talmud working at the University of Bern and the Humboldt University in Berlin. He is interested among others in the relation between knowledge, text and politics in modern and postmodern as well as in Talmudic cultures.
Born in Los Angeles, Rabbi Rembaum received a PhD from UCLA and rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He taught at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, and was Senior Rabbi at Temple Beth Am for twenty-five years. Since 2015, Rabbi Rembaum has held the position of Guest Professor of Halakhah at the Zacharias Frankel College.
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Second Rabbinical Ordination
25th of October 2020 / 7th of Cheshvan 5781
The Zacharias Frankel College celebrates its Second Rabbinical Ordination
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The Zacharias Frankel College celebrates its First Rabbinical Ordination
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