4 Questions with…Our 2024 Graduates: Gabrielle Rebecca Newman

With our 2024 Ordination-Graduation ceremony approaching, we are highlighting members of the graduating class. Click here to see all of the posts in this series.

Today we’re talking with Cantorial Ordinee Gabrielle Rebecca Newman.

1) With the ceremony approaching, what emotions are you feeling?

Anxious and excited, ready to begin the next chapter.


2) What is one learning from your Academy experience that you will take with you after graduation?

The community makes the institution.


3) Is there anything you learned at AJRCA that truly surprised you?

I learned it was possible to embrace the rich traditions of Judaism and add to them my own unique perspectives.


4) If you could go back in time and tell your pre-AJRCA self one thing, what would that be?

Embrace the unconventional! Thinking the same way as everyone else is boring.


Congratulations Gabrielle!

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