Rabbinical School dean named to list of world's most influential Jews

Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, dean of the Rabbinical School, has been named to the Jerusalem Post's list of 50 most influential Jews who have impacted the world. Anisfeld was ranked No. 46 on the list for her stewardship of the Rabbinical School, which has ordained 70 transdenominational rabbis in its first 10 years.

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Rabbi Elisha Paul, Cert'14, head of school at Sulam, a K-12 Jewish school for diverse learners in Rockville, Md., has been appointed head of the Jewish High School of Connecticut in Stamford, Conn. He begins his new job July 1. "I am honored and excited to become JHSC's next head of school," Paul said.


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I am standing in weeds past my knees, tasting young mustard seeds. Mustard, with its small bright-yellow flowers reaching up on spindly stems, has moved into our backyard. Each small seed pod — pointy and narrow and fuzzy — bursts on my tongue. First, there is nothing, and then a tiny explosion of unmistakable mustard flavor. I am […]