Writing and Speaking

I have a wide variety of leadership, community, educational, and youth experiences that could not appear on to my resumé. I also have had many opportunities to speak in settings beyond the four walls of the synagogue.

Although this list dates 2002-2015, it will give you a fuller picture of my capabilities and involvement before being ordained as a Rabbi.

Creating educational opportunities founded upon Jewish texts is important to me. I use Sefaria as a tool to create text sheets and lessons. I publicly share them all and have created nearly 300 sheets, many having over 1000 views.

Below you will find a list of speaking opportunities I have had since 2015. If you would like to see examples of any of them, please let me know.

  • Taught a session about Judaism to each CPE class from the US Army and Air Force (October 2022, October 2021)
  • Offered prayer at National Day of Prayer for National Church Residences (May 2022)
  • Taught about “Duty to God” from a Jewish perspective for a Cub Scout Troop (February 2022)
  • Taught about Judaism to students at Providence Catholic School (January 2022)
  • Taught a session for vocational nurses to learn about Jewish customs and practices when it comes to health care, death and dying, prayers, and organ donation (November 2021)
  • Offered prayer at Stop Asian Hate Vigil (March 2021)
  • Taught about Judaism to the First Unitarian Universalist Church’s High School Religious Education class (November 2020)
  • Taught about Judaism to seniors at Antonian College Preparatory High School (October 2019, November 2017, August 2016)
  • Taught about Judaism and organ donation to the staff of the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (May 2019)
  • Offered prayer at Muslim and Interfaith Prayer Vigil following Christchurch massacre in New Zealand (March 2019)
  • Keynote speaker at Transgender Day of Remembrance Service at Travis Park United Methodist Church (November 2018)
  • Taught about Judaism and truth at Northwest Vista College Interfaith Dialogue event (April 2018)    
  • Taught about Judaism to a World Religions class at Our Lady of the Lake University (November 2018)
  • Taught about tzedakah in Judaism to the San Antonio Optimist Club (December 2017)
  • Offered invocation at Nathan Kallison Elementary School Dedication (November 2017)
  • Offered prayer at San Antonio’s Vision Zero’s World Day of Remembrance (November 2017)
  • Taught about Judaism on the University of the Incarnate Word Regional Interfaith Conference (October 2017)
  • Taught about Jewish holidays at St. Mary’s Hall High School and Middle School (April 2017, April 2016, September 2015)
  • Taught about anti-semitism at United Methodist Campus Ministry’s Hot Potato (April 2017)
  • Taught about Judaism and climate change at Northwest Vista College Interfaith Dialogue event (April 2017)
  • Offered closing benediction at Interfaith MLK Jr. Day Service (January 2017)    
  • Offered prayer at City of San Antonio’s World Day of Remembrance memorial walk (November 2016)
  • Taught about Judaism and Politics at Texas Public Radio’s Dare to Listen Campaign’s “Hot Potato” panel (November 2016)
  • Keynote speaker and offered prayer at University of the Incarnate Word’s 9/11 Day of Remembrance (September 2016)
  • Spoke about Jewish perspective on separation of church and state at a press conference for Americans United for Separation of Church and State (August 2016)
  • Offered invocation at Mayor Ivy Taylor’s Interfaith Breakfast (June 2016)
  • Taught about faith and creation at Northwest Vista College Interfaith Dialogue event (April 2016)    
  • Offered prayer at Transgender Day of Remembrance Service at Metropolitan Community Church (November 2015)
  • Offered prayer at Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at San Fernando Cathedral (November 2015)
  • Taught about Reform Judaism at a Rabbinic Panel for JNetSA, the San Antonio Jewish Networking Series for Jewish Young Adults (November 2015)
  • Taught about happiness and Judaism at Trinity University for first year students (October 2015)
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