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August 19, 1994 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-08-19

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Open House

Three Rabbis Join
Detroit Congregations


hree rabbis coming to De-
troit have two things in
common. They are all from
the east — New York or
New Jersey — and they all have
a major interest in Jewish edu-
Rabbi Daniel Nevins began his
duties Aug. 1 as assistant rabbi
at Adat Shalom Synagogue. Rab-
bi Herbert Yoskowitz led services
last weekend for the first time at
Congregation Beth Achim. And
Rabbi Steven Weil will lead ser-
vices Aug. 27 as the new spiritu-
al leader at Young Israel of
Rabbi Weil, 29, has major goals
in mind for Young Israel. He
hopes to give more support to its
youth department and youth pro-
grams, and further develop the
adult education program.
"We want to relate more to the
greater community at large," he
said. He has plans to bring major
Jewish speakers to Detroit under
the auspices of YI-Greenfield or
the Jewish community.
Rabbi Well is a native of Lyn-
donville, N.Y., 50 miles from Buf-
falo, where his family runs a
cattle business. "We were in that
business in Germany before
Hitler," the rabbi said.
A graduate of Yeshiva Uni-


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son, N.J. Rabbi Well is married in Toronto.
Rabbi Nevins shares some his-
and has three children. His broth-
er, who left Lyndonville to become tory with Rabbi Weil. He was a
an investment banker in New student at the Frisch School be-.
York City, is married to former fore Rabbi Weil's tenure there as
a teacher. A graduate of Harvard
Southfielder Sherri Prostak.
Rabbi Yoskowitz, 53, joined University with a major in Mid-
Congregation Beth Achim from dle Eastern history, the 28-year-
Congregation Beth Shalom in old Rabbi Nevins spent four years



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Wilmington, Del. He
also has served con-
gregations in Min-
neapolis and
Houston, was active
versity's Rabbi Isaac Elchanan with Camp Ramah, and was an
Theological. Seminary, Rabbi Weil assistant professor of religion in
has served for the last five years St. Paul.
The rabbi and his wife Rachel
as youth director and assistant
rabbi at Synagogue of the Sub- formed a Jewish singles club,
urban Torah Center in Liv- "Make Me A Match," a "Project
ingston, N.J. and, at the same Chai" leadership program for
time, as a teacher for three years young couples and "Teshu-
at the Frisch School yeshiva high vathon," a parent and grandpar-
ent program for Shabbat Shuvah.
His educational programs have
In addition to his work at YI-
Greenfield, he will teach Talmud included bioethics study groups
and Halachah (Jewish law) half- for physicians and their spouses
days in Yeshivat Akiva's high and education programs for the
parents of b'nai mitzvah.
Rabbi Yoskowitz replaces Rab-
At YI-Greenfield, he replaces
Rabbi Reuven Drucker, who took bi Martin Berman, who took a po-
a position at Agudas Israel in Edi- sition in June with a congregation

in New York and one year in
Jerusalem at the Jewish Theo-
logical Seminary.
Last year, he worked as secre-
tary and archivist for the Con-
servative movement's Committee
on Law and Standards based at
the Seminary. He replaces Rab-
bi Elliot Pachter, who left Adat
Shalom to become spiritual
leader at Congregation B'nai
Rabbi Nevin's interests include
Hebrew, rabbinics and the drums,
and he may utilize all of them at
Adat Shalom, where he will focus
on teaching adult education and
youth in the religious school. He
also may teach at Hillel Day
School, at the Midrasha and in
the Stepping Stones program for
intermarried families.
Rabbi Nevins' wife, Lynn, is
from Madison, Wis., and has
taught Hebrew and public school.
She may concentrate here on her
career as a ceramacist. The
Nevins have no children "yet," the
rabbi said. ❑

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