With so many in the Jewish community isolated as a result of the coronavirus, My Jewish Learning is now hosting a daily online minyan every weekday afternoon at 4:00 PM (3:00 PM Fridays) U.S. Eastern time.
Each session is led by a rabbi who will offer some words of Torah followed by the recitation of the Mourner’s Kaddish in the presence of an online minyan.
MONDAY: Rabbi Rachel Isaacs
Rabbi Rachel Isaacs is the director of the Center for Small Town Jewish Life at Colby College where she holds the Dorothy “Bibby” Levine Alfond chair in Jewish Studies. She is also the spiritual leader of Beth Israel Congregation in Waterville, Maine.
TUESDAY: Rabbi Sari Laufer
Rabbi Sari Laufer is the director of congregational engagement at Stephen Wise Temple in Los Angeles. A cum laude graduate of Northwestern University, Rabbi Laufer was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles. Rabbi Laufer is a teacher of those young and young-at-heart, bringing her passion for rabbinic texts, social justice, and Judaism’s wisdom and relevance in the 21st century into the lives of those with whom she is privileged to learn and to share.
WEDNESDAY: Rabbi Menachem Creditor
Rabbi Menachem Creditor serves as the Pearl and Ira Meyer Scholar in Residence at UJA-Federation New York and was the founder of Rabbis Against Gun Violence. A frequent speaker in communities and campuses around the US and Israel with over 1 million views of his online videos and essays, he was named by Newsweek as one of the 50 most influential rabbis in America.
THURSDAY: Rabbi Danielle Upbin
Rabbi Danielle Upbin is the associate rabbi and prayer leader at Congregation Beth Shalom. Originally from New York City. She graduated with honors from Barnard College, Columbia University, with a BA in Political Science. She was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2002. She has lived and studied in Israel, including a year of exploration in Jewish mysticism and art.
FRIDAY: Rabbi Benjamin Resnick
Rabbi Benjamin Resnick served most recently as Rav Beit HaSefer at Solomon Schechter of Chicago. Rabbi Resnick also worked as a teacher and a pulpit rabbi throughout the northeast. He was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary and he currently lives with his family in Evanston, IL.