Rabbinics & Spirituality


Meet the New Rabbis — Class of 2007

Michal Woll, a candidate for ordination at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, brings to the rabbinate years of experience dealing with medical care and quality-of-life issues. Woll, 43, began her career in the sciences, earning undergraduate degrees in chemical and biomedical engineering before completing a Master of Science in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She started out in the medical device industry, developing and evaluating dialysis and burn-care products. After earning yet another master’s degree — this one in physical therapy — Woll went on to work in both acute-care and geriatric facilities. While in school, she put her health care experience to work in Media, Pa., as a rabbinic intern at Martins Run Life Care Community, a residential community for seniors. In 2005, she received the Reconstructionist Student Association Tikkun Olam award for service.Read More


D.C.-Based Minyan Mixes Shabbat With Activism

By Julia Appel

Tikkun Leil Shabbat, a participatory prayer group, or havurah, may soon have to find a bigger space.Read More


At Retreat, Y.U. Rabbis Talk God

By Gabriel Sanders

In 2005, Yeshiva University established a Center for the Jewish Future, a think tank and outreach organization seen by some as a more flexible counterweight to the university’s affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary.Read More





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