Gesher Galicia Presents "Shtetl Life: An American's Journey from Ukraine to the Rabbinate and now Germany" #germany #galicia #rabbinic #holocaust #announcements
Gesher Galicia is proud to offer as part of our webinar series an
interview with Rabbi Jeremy Borovitz conducted by Steven Turner and
moderated by John Diener.
Rabbi Borovitz is a young orthodox Rabbi now living in Berlin who grew
up in New York City. Rabbi Borovitz developed a romantic attachment to
the shtetl and decided after college to join the Peace Corps and live
in a shtetl in Ukraine. He discusses how this led him to develop his
inner Yiddishkeit in a way that ultimately led him down the path of
becoming a Rabbi. During this time, he was very much involved in
preserving Jewish heritage in his ancestral shtetl of Rohatyn.
After his Peace Corps service Jeremy joined the Jewish Corps and he
was stationed in Kyiv which eventually led him to be part of the
protests on the streets during the Maidan revolution.
From there, Jeremy studied in yeshivot in Israel and later at a
seminary in Brooklyn, NY from which he was recently ordained. He now
lives with his wife Rebecca who is also an orthodox Rabbi in Berlin as
part of Hillel's Base Berlin. Jeremy and Rebecca were in the synagogue
in Halle during a terrorist attack on Yom Kippur, 2019. Fortunately
the terrorist was unable to break down the doors and all the
worshipers were saved, but sadly 2 innocent people outside the
synagogue were murdered.
We trust that you will find Jeremy's story to be fascinating and well
worth your time. This presentation is recorded and on our Members
Portal for members to view at their convenience
Preview a trailer of the interview with Rabbi Borovitz talking about
what Gesher Galicia means to him here:
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Dr. Steven S. Turner
President, Gesher Galicia