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Yael Aranoff is a fifth-year rabbinical student and an Abner and Roslyn Goldstine Fellow at The Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at American Jewish University. She will receive her rabbinic ordination in May. She is a rabbinic intern at Valley Beth Shalom now, having been a rabbinic intern last year at Temple Beth Am. She is a fellow with the CJLS, the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards. Yael has been a Leffell Israel Fellow with AIPAC and participated in the Shalom Hartman Institute iEngage Clergy Student Fellowship, the Makom Fellowship, and the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Jerusalem Rabbinical Student Seminar. In addition to her love of Israel, Yael is passionate about interfaith work, serving as co-president on the board of the Academy for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Studies. She has co-planned and participated in several InterSems, an annual interfaith seminarian retreat, and attended an Interfaith Seminarian Retreat of the Multicultural Alliance in Texas. Yael is also dedicated to prayer and spiritual music. This High Holiday season was Yael’s 15th year of leading services at UCLA Hillel. She has sung in and organized various Ziegler liturgical choral ensembles. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Yael graduated with a BA in history and theatre from U.C. Berkeley, and spent the next decade working as an actor, singer, director, writer, and educator. She looks forward to using these skills in her rabbinate.

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Capstone Project


   Thursday Night Adult Reception, 7:00pm
   Friday morning meet and greet with ECC Parents, 8:30am
   Friday Night Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:00pm
   Shabbat Services (leading Mussaf and giving the sermon), 9:30am
   Kiddush Lunch, 12:00pm
   Saturday Afternoon Teach and Meet, 1:00pm
   Saturday afternoon Young Family Havdalah, 6:00pm
   Sunday morning Minyan, 9:00am
   Sunday morning meeting and greet with RS and Day School Parents, 11:45am


Mon, March 4 2024 24 Adar I 5784