Nov 5, 2022
Rabbi Menachem Penner is the Max and Marion Grill Dean of
Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at Yeshiva University
where he has the privilege to inspire and train the rabbis of
tomorrow. Rabbi Penner served as the spiritual leader of the Young
Israel of Holliswood in Queens for 20 years and is now the Rabbi
Emeritus. He continues to teach, focusing on Tanach, Tefillah and
Machshavah, in communities worldwide. Rabbi Penner is also a valued
resource for many in the Jewish community navigating personal and
family challenges. He received his semicha from RIETS and is
proud to serve the institution from which he received his formative
Rebbetzin Adeena Penner is the Director of Kesher Families, a
new organization supporting families of an individual who
identifies as LGBTQ. She holds a Bachelors’ Degree in psychology
from Stern College for Women and a Masters’ Degree in Occupational
Therapy from New York University. She worked for fifteen years in
the field of occupational therapy at the Board of Education of New
York, the Chush School in Williamsburg, and Camp HASC. She served
as the Rebbetzin of the Young Israel of Holliswood for twenty years
and continues to maintain her ties to, and involvement in, the
community. Adeena is a valued resource for many in the Jewish
community navigating personal and family challenges.
Their life consists of many unplanned surprises along the
way. In this episode we talk about what it's like being a Rabbi
& Rebbetzin of a community, their experience in Camp Hasc,
raising a child with special needs and so much more.
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This episode is in memory of:
• Shimon Dovid ben Yaakov Shloima
• Miriam Sarah bas Yaakov Moshe
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