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Torah Study – Second Year Commemoration

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

Torah Learning Oct 27-12PM

Torah Study is part of the second year commemoration honoring the lives lost and the people affected by the attack on three Pittsburgh synagogues – Congregation Dor Hadash, New Light Congregation, and Tree of Life * Or L’Simcha Congregation – on October 27, 2018 (18 Cheshvan 5779).



Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel

Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel

The Hidden Things Belong to HaShem: Accompanying Others Through Loss

Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel was born and raised in Israel. She is a Yoetzet Halacha, teaches Talmud and Halakha at Nishmat Seminary for women and is the director of Matan’s Advanced Halakha Program. Fraenkel became an international spokesperson for resilience after her son, Naftali Fraenkel, was kidnapped and murdered along with two other Israeli teens in 2014.


Hazzan Henry Rosenblum

Hazzan Henry Rosenblum

Using Cantillation to Interpret Torah

Hazzan Henry Rosenblum is beginning his eleventh year as the Hazzan of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in New York. A graduate of Brooklyn College with a BA in Philosophy, he completed his Cantorial studies at the Cantors Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary. A former President of the Cantors Assembly, Hazzan Rosenblum served as Dean of the H.L. Miller Cantorial School at JTS from 1998-2010.

View all commemorative Torah learning instructors on jewishpgh.org »

All sessions will take place on the Zoom platform and will each be 50 minutes in length.  There will be up to two simultaneous sessions offered at each time slot.

Pre-registration for specific sessions is required.  You will be sent a zoom link for each session you register for, 24 hours prior to the session. 

Sessions will take place during six timeslots, on both the English and Hebrew commemorative dates, featuring the following instructors and topics: 

Tuesday, October 27 at 12:00 PM

Hazzan Henry Rosenblum – Using Cantillation to Interpret Torah

Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel – The Hidden Things Belong to HaShem: Accompanying Others Through Loss

Tuesday, October 27 at 1:00 PM

Rabbi Leon Morris – Becoming a Human Torah – In Life and in Death

Rabbi Jack Riemer – A Little Bit of Comfort for Those Who Mourn Today

Wednesday, November 4 at 7:30 PM

Rabbi Dr. Gordon Tucker – Randomness and Moral Agency: Lessons from the Book of Job and Beyond

Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit – Repairing the Soul and the World: Together in Healing and Justice

Wednesday, November 4 at 8:30 PM

Rabbi Dr. Deborah Waxman – Drawing on Jewish Wisdom and Practice to Cultivate Resilience

Rabbi Jonathan Berkun – There is No Place Like Home: Finding Holiness Wherever We Are

Thursday, November 5 at 12:00 PM

Rabbi Rick Jacobs – Pursuing Justice: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Authentic Jewish Practice

Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein – Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

Thursday, November 5 at 1:00 PM

Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz – As Memories Fade: Yizkor and Historical Amnesia

Rabbi Cheryl Klein – More than Zachor (Remember)

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October 27
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The 10.27 Healing Partnership does not discriminate against program participants and/ or beneficiaries on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity in its delivery of services.

This project was supported by PCCD Subgrant #2020 VV 01 33242, awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) and the US Department of Justice Programs. Opinions, findings and conclusions expressed within this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of PCCD or the Department of Justice Programs.


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