March 31, 2019 (Sunday Morning)
Bible Verses: Psalm 63:1-8; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 | Rabbi Hal Schevitz
Rabbi Hal Schevitz is the rabbi of Congregation Or Atid, serving the synagogue since July 2016. He was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, attended the University of Maryland at College Park, and later earned a Masters of Arts in Jewish Education and a Masters of Arts in Jewish Studies, from Baltimore Hebrew University. Rabbi Hal was ordained at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts in June, 2013. Before coming to Or Atid, he served as the assistant rabbi of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck in Indianapolis, Indiana, a dual-affiliated Conservative-Reconstructionist synagogue.
Rabbi Hal has been teaching in some capacity for over 15 years, and is working to bring his energy, enthusiasm, and love of Jewish living to Or Atid. Torah, in its most literal sense of “instruction,” is his passion as both a student and a teacher, paving the way toward the educational experiences for understanding our people’s collective myths and memories, and experiencing ritual opportunities and social responsibilities that make our lives meaningful. It is his goal to guide every person to find modern relevance in our ancient texts, connecting themselves to a tradition that has been evolving for thousands of years. He has been married to his wife Jena since 2012 and they are the proud parents of their two daughters, Naomi, who is 3, and Arielle, who is 9 months old.