Daniel Ellis Ferris is a freelancer. He tends to write about new media, opera, and sci-fi kitsch.
Internships are common experiences for students in New York, but this one’s a bit unusual. For the first time, the New School will have a rabbinical intern; a position created to cater to The New School’s Jewish community and in response to the Jewish Student Union’s need for professional help for their monthly Shabbat dinners. Gabriel Greenberg, a Wesleyan alum and rabbinical student at Yeshivat Chovevi Torah Rabbinical School in the Bronx, is pioneering the position.
The Second Cemetery of Congregation Shearith Israel Zachary Edinger has spent his life working with Congregation Shearith Israel, the oldest synagogue in the United States. But he’s never laid eyes on one of the more peculiar remnants of the temple’s 357-year-old history: the congregation’s Second Cemetery.