Week of December 9 - 13, 2013 (6 - 10 Tevet 5774)
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World Wide Wrap
Murray Spiegel and Richard Stein
Rabbi Aaron Krupnick was born and raised in Philadelphia. He is a product of the Philadelphia Public School System and attended Gratz College throughout high school. Rabbi Krupnick holds a Bachelors Degree from Columbia University in Comparative Religion, a Bachelors Degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary in Philosophies of Judaism, and a Bachelors Degree in Hebrew Literature from the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, California. Other degrees include a Masters in Counseling and Human Development, as well as a Masters in Rabbinics.
Rabbi Krupnick was ordained by the Conservative Movement's Jewish Theological Seminary in 1988. Upon ordination, Rabbi Krupnick and his wife Helene moved to Montgomery, Alabama, where he served as spiritual leader of Agudath Israel Synagogue for six years. In 1994 Rabbi Krupnick became Associate Rabbi at Congregation Beth El and was named Senior Rabbi in 2000. Rabbi and Helene have two children, Elisheva (Ellie) and Alexander (Alex).
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Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro grew up on Mercer Island, Washington, in a rabbinic home, instilled with a love of Judaism and music. From an early age, she knew she would continue the long family line of rabbis and cantors.
Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro holds a BA in Near Eastern Studies and Music from the University of Washington and a degree in sacred Jewish music from the Cantors Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. At her investiture as a Hazzan, she was awarded the Jacobson Memorial Prize in Hazzanut. As a cantorial student, Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro held the position of Assistant Cantor at New York's prestigious Park Avenue Synagogue. Upon investiture, she served as the Hazzan at Tifereth Israel Synagogue in San Diego for 13 years. She came to Congregation Beth El in 2004.
Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro was among the first 12 women to be inducted into the Cantors Assembly, the professional organization of Conservative cantors, where she currently serves as the International Vice President. Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro lives in Voorhees with her husband Stephen and their children, Rebecca and Joshua.
Rabbi Noah Arnow, the Assistant Rabbi of Congregation Beth El, joined the synagogue in 2010 after receiving his ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York.
At JTS, Rabbi Arnow concentrated in midrash and received the Israel H. Levinthal Prize in Homiletics. While in rabbinical school, he co-chaired the Programming Team for LimmudNY, served as Koach Rabbinic Intern at Rutgers Hillel, Rabbinic Intern at the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale, Legacy Heritage Rabbinic Fellow at Temple Beth El in Troy, NY, and chaplain-intern at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City. He has also served as a prayer leader and teacher at Kehilat Hadar, an independent minyan in New York.
Rabbi Arnow grew up in Scarsdale, NY, and graduated from Brown University, where he concentrated in public policy. After college, he worked in New York City politics for several years. He lives in Cherry Hill, NJ, with his wife Tammy, their son, Caleb, and their two daughters, Hallel and Avra.
Rabbi Isaac Furman has been with Beth El since August 1960. He holds a Bachelors Degree from Yeshiva University in History and Economics and was ordained from Yeshiva University in 1957. With his ordination he also received a Masters degree in Hebrew Letters.
Prior to joining Beth El, he served as an Associate Rabbi at Ahavat Achim in Buffalo, NY, and taught languages at the University of Buffalo for three years. While there, he obtained another Masters Degree in Linguistics.
Rabbi Furman and his wife Molly are the proud parents of two daughters, Esther and Phyllis, and six wonderful grandchildren. Molly has been a successful teacher at Beth El Religious School since September 1973.
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