Sept. 25, 1997
Vol. 17, No. 1

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    New head of Hillel appointed

    Newberger Hillel Center has appointed David Rosenberg, formerly the rabbi of Congregation Beth Tefilah in London, Ontario, as its new director.

    Rosenberg said he plans to further build Hillel on the strong foundation left by Rabbi Daniel Leifer, who died last year after 30 years directing Hillel.

    "Daniel Leifer's stamp is on so much of what we do here," Rosenberg said. "I'd like to add to that with more cultural programming and more outreach to Jewish students on campus." Rosenberg said that the students were his major reason for accepting the position. "They are so intellectual, so energetic, so alive. I hope to encourage them and empower them to explore Judaism in ways that are meaningful for them."

    Rosenberg received his B.A. from Yale in 1983 and his M.S. from Bernard Revel Graduate School, Yeshiva University, in 1992, the same year he was ordained. He did additional work at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and Yeshivat HaMivtar in Efrat, Israel. He is presently an Alumnus Fellow of the Wexner Foundation, which is devoted to developing leaders for the Jewish community in North America.