With the start of the 2020-21 school year upon us, we are highlighting members of the incoming class of students. Click here to see all of the posts in this series.
Today we’re talking with incoming Rabbinic student (and recent AJRCA Chaplaincy program graduate!) Judy Weintraub.
Q1) Where do you live?
Q2) How did you first hear of AJRCA?
I initially heard about AJRCA through friends and the Jewish Journal, and Vered Hopenstand a professor there, and a fellow member of Temple Beth Am.
Q3) What was it about AJRCA that drew you to enroll here?
I was very attracted to the chaplaincy program, as well as the faculty, who represent all streams of Judaism.
Q4) What were you doing prior to enrolling?
I was a health advocate and motivational speaker. I had recently completed a short personal documentary film. Prior to that I was an adjunct associate professor at USC in the field of Special education, and also worked as an early intervention specialist with young hearing impaired children and their families.
Q5) As you embark on this experience, what are you most excited about?
Now that I have completed my chaplaincy studies, I am extremely excited as I embark on my path toward rabbinic ordination, a long-held dream.
Welcome (back) Judy!