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Rabbis Yerach and Nava Meiersdorf

It is with both great joy and excitement that we introduce you to our new Associate Rabbis, Rabbis Yerach and Nava Meiersdorf!

Rabbi Yerach and Rabbi Nava, along with Maayan and Ariel Meirsdorf, are looking forward to meeting the community of Adath Israel and joining the congregation!

Coming from Jerusalem, most recently Rabbi Yerach served as a rabbi for Marom, the young adult (18-35) branch of the Masorti movement. He is a teacher, mentor, companion, and religious guide for thousands of young people around the world. Yerach holds a bachelor's degree in education from Herzog College and a master's degree in Talmud and Halachah from the Schechter Institute. Yerach is the author of two Hebrew books on spirituality.

Rabbi Nava recently left her post as campus rabbi of the Fuchsberg Center in central Jerusalem. She is involved in prayer spaces and spirituality, understanding that there are many ways to be Jewish. Rabbi Nava holds a bachelor's degree in education and theater from the Emunah College and a master's degree in Talmud, Halachah (Jewish law), and Community from the Schechter Institute. Rabbi Nava founded, established, and led the TefiLab, which serves as a center for creative and experiential prayer, spiritual learning, and practice. She is also part of the leadership circle of Nava Tehila.  

Rabbi Yerach and Rabbi Nava are fellows of the Honey Foundation and hope to serve as a bridge between Israel and the diaspora Jewish community, especially in these days. They were ordained as rabbis by the Schechter Institute.

Please enjoy this very short introduction to our new clergy!

In honour of their arrival to Canada, we think it is only fitting to invite the congregation out to a complimentary Canada Day BBQ - (sign up here) at Adath Israel where you can come say hello to Rabbi Yerach and Rabbi Nava, and meet their beautiful children Maayan (who loves music, ball games and cookies) and baby Ariel, who is a lover of music and warm milk!

Tue, 23 July 2024 17 Tammuz 5784