With the start of the 2023-24 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 Lisa Rothstein Goldberg.
Q1) Where do you live?
Q2) How did you first hear of AJRCA?
I don’t exactly remember. I transferred here from AJR-NY, after learning that the structure (distance program via Zoom) was identical.
Q3) What was it about AJRCA that drew you to enroll here?
While I have my own background and current way of practice, I love being able to study with classmates and faculty that represent such diverse perspectives. I also am thrilled to be able to attend a program that allows me to chase my dream without having to uproot the lives of my husband and young kids. I could not do a full-time program, especially if I had to move to Israel for a year. I have prior graduate classes in Jewish studies and am happy that AJRCA has generously given me transfer credit.
Q4) What were you doing prior to enrolling?
I transferred here from AJR-NY. Being on the same time zone as my school is a big plus!
Q5) As you embark on this experience, what are you most excited about?
I am excited about meeting and networking with others from all over the country (and world!) as I learn how to become a rabbi.