This Pardes Life – Episode 8: Judy Klitsner – From the Personal to the Political

Posted by David Levin-Kruss on March 31, 2016
Topics: This Pardes Life

This is the second installment of This Pardes Life in which Judy Klitsner reflects on her personal journey to an expanded role in Jewish ritual as well as outlining its textual basis. This podcast was generously sponsored by Jill and Marc Baker, Yonina and Andy Goorno, Daniela and Michael Rader, Paul and Rachel Jacoby Rosenfield and Rabbi Jenny and Rabbi Eric Solomon. For more information on sponsoring future podcasts, contact

This Pardes Life showcases Pardes teacher and life coach Rabbi David Levin-Kruss, in conversation with his fellow teachers – talking about life, text and of course, Pardes.

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About David Levin-Kruss

David is an adjunct faculty member at Pardes. He is the Director of Education, Europe for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. David holds a B.A. and Teachers' Certification in English Literature and Jewish Thought from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He himself attended Pardes as a student. Following that he spent a number of years in yeshiva and received rabbinic ordination from the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary. Previous to working at Pardes, David served as the director of the overseas department at the Melitz Centers for Jewish Zionist Education. He also taught on a number of year long programs including Young Judea and Otzma. David spent four years in the United Kingdom where he served as the community director and family educator of Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue, in northwest London, the largest orthodox synagogue in Europe. David hails from South Africa, loves cooking in his spare time and sees himself as a bridge between Jewish heritage and those seeking to connect or reconnect to that tradition. David founded and directs "My Open Book Life Coaching" which uses general and Jewish texts as well as life coaching techniques to achieve personal breakthroughs. He is married and the proud father of three boys. Contact:

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