Alumni to Gather at Fourth Annual Delaware Valley Reunion

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950

October 16, 2008, Wynnewood, PA

Alumni from the five schools of The Jewish Theological Seminary are invited to an evening of dinner and dialogue at the fourth annual JTS Delaware Valley Alumni Reunion. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 23 at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, 1001 Remington Road, Wynnewood. Rabbi Daniel Nevins, Pearl Resnick Dean of The Rabbinical School of The Jewish Theological Seminary, will be the guest speaker.

The evening of reunion and friendship is being made possible through the generosity and vision of Yale Asbell, a member of the JTS Board of Trustees, and his wife, Audrey. JTS’s five schools include The Rabbinical School, H.L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music, Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies, The Graduate School, and the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education.

In addition to serving as dean, Rabbi Nevins teaches homiletics, chairs the Department of Professional and Pastoral Skills, and serves on the chancellor’s Academic Council. He is a member of the Executive Council of the Rabbinical Assembly, and serves on its Committee on Jewish Law and Standards. He has written responsa on the halakhic topics of personal status, disabilities, bioethics, and homosexuality.

Prior to joining JTS in 2007, Rabbi Nevins served as religious leader of Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills, Michigan, for thirteen years. The author of a number of well-received articles and essays, Rabbi Nevins earned his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and his master’s degree and rabbinic ordination from JTS. He received a graduate fellowship from the Wexner Foundation.

Reservations are requested by Monday, November 17. To RSVP or for further information, please contact Rickey Goodman at (215) 376-0474.