With the start of the 2019-20 school year upon us, we are highlighting members of the incoming class of students. Click here to see all of the articles in this series.
Today we’re talking with incoming Rabbinical student Jeff Balin.
Q1) Where do you live?
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Q2) How did you first hear of AJRCA?
The assistant rabbi at my synagogue included it on a list of possible rabbinical studies programs to consider.
Q3) What was it about AJRCA that drew you to enroll here?
As a self-proclaimed “ultra pluralist,” I was drawn to the trans-denominational mindset and inclusive nature of the program, along with the feasibility of long-distance learning.
Q4) What were you doing prior to enrolling?
The main professional focus for most of my career has been on leadership and professional development for executives, teams and university-level students.
Q5) As you embark on this experience, what are you most excited about?
The learning, growth and camaraderie!