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Rabbi Yitzi Genack

Rabbi

(O) 718.548.1850 x 131

(C) 201.220.8865

Email: genack@gmail.com

Rabbi Yitzi Genack studied at Yeshivat Derech HaTalmud from 2002-2005 and completed his BA in mathematics and semicha from YU/RIETS, where is currently a fellow in the Wexner Kollel Elyon and completing an MA in Jewish History. He has taught in local area high schools and worked as  an Assistant Editor at OU Press, responsible for compilation of the Halachic portions of the Soloveitchik Siddur, Haggadah and Kinot as well as multiple editions of the Mesorah journal. After interning at the East Hill Synagogue in Englewood from 2010-11, Rabbi Genack came to the RJC as Rabbinic Intern and then as Assistant Rabbi where he has been involved in teaching, programming and pastoral work. He is married to Shoshana, a dietician practicing in Westchester, and they are the proud parents of Avi, Yaakov and Tani, ages 1, 4 and 6.


 

Chazzan Shimon Craimer

Shimon Craimer

Chazzan

Email: shimcraimer@gmail.com

Chazzan Shim comes to us from London, England where he studied classical cantorial style with the Chief Rabbi.  He first came to the attention of the Riverdale Jewish Center as a Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur guest cantor.  Now, as the cantor of the RJC, Shim travels the country performing at various shuls, chagigahs, simchas, concerts and events. He has released 2 albums, the most recent of which earned him plaudits from the Jewish music world. Shim is married and has 4 kids, all of whom have 3 letter names.


INTERNS

Rabbi Mordy Prus

Intern

mordyprus@gmail.com

Mordy Prus studied in Yeshivat Sha'alvim from 2008-2010 and received his BA from Yeshiva University in 2012. Currently in the semicha program at RIETS, Mordy recently returned from a year abroad at Yeshiva University's Gruss Kollel in Yerushalayim, and is pursuing a master's degree at Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Mordy is also known for his role as vocal percussionist and baritone in the Maccabeats. He is married to Temima who holds a degree in nursing, and they are blessed with a son, Moshe Aryeh. 

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Yoetzet Halacha

 

Tova Warburg Sinensky

 

Yoetzet Halacha

riverdaleyoetzet@gmail.com

Tova Warburg Sinensky has served as the Yoetzet Halacha of Greater Philadelphia & South Jersey for four years, teaches a course on intimacy and Jewish law at Kohelet Yeshiva, and is the incoming Yoetzet Halacha of Young Israel of Toco Hills in Atlanta. She has also held the positions of in-house scholar-in-residence in Englewood, NJ, and Rebbetzin of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Synagogue. In addition to teaching kallot for the past eleven years, has been involved in the field of Jewish education for over a decade and is the incoming Reflection Coach at Kohelet Yeshiva where she will coach teachers across grade levels and disciplines. She has authored and edited a number of articles and resources in the fields of education and Taharat Hamishpacha, in addition to lecturing throughout the US and abroad. graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Stern College Honors Program with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the Azrieli Graduate School, a certificate from Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program for Advanced Talmudic Studies, and is a graduate of Nishmat’s first U.S. Yoatzot Halacha cohort. She lives in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania with her husband and three children.

 

Tova is reachable by phone at 646-598-9226 or email at riverdaleyoetzet@gmail.com.

Friday, December 15, 2017 27 Kislev 5778