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Ben Newman

In addition to being a singer-songwriter who delights in chanting, playing guitar and the Indian sruti box, Rabbi Ben Newman is Jewish Life Coordinator at the Shames JCC in Tarrytown, on staff at Temple Beth Shalom in Hastings, and founder of Shtiebel, a new-paradigm Jewish community serving the Rivertowns of Westchester, NY, which he leads with his wife, Rabbi Shoshana Leis. He previously was rabbi of Congregation Har Shalom in Fort Collins, CO, and associate rabbi of JRF Congregation M’vakshe Derekh in Scarsdale. Rabbi Ben received his B.A. in Religion and Culture from Skidmore College, an M.A. in Jewish Studies from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and Ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion (NY). In his free time, he writes siddurim and books dedicated to his two extraordinary children.

My Presenters Sessions

Sunday, February 16

3:30pm EST