Gideon carrying the Torah.jpgToday, I had the distinct privilege to attend the rabbinical ordination of a colleague of mine. Gideon and I worked with the inter-seminary dialogue of the New York Seminaries,  and so being present for a friend’s ordination was meaningful and educative (since until now I had never been to a rabbinical ordination). 

Gideon graduated from Jewish Theological Seminary and was ordained a conservative rabbi –with several other rabbis– in the 116th ordination service held at JTS.
May God bless Gideon as he assumes the mantle of service in a synagogue!
(In the photo Gideon is carrying the Torah in procession.)