Our guest this week is Rabbi Peter Stein, leader of Temple B’rith Kodesh in Rochester, NY. Rabbi Stein was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, studying in New York City and Jerusalem. His undergraduate studies were at Cornell University, and he also completed the Jewish Leaders Program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to B’rith Kodesh, Rabbi Stein served as rabbi of Temple Sinai in Cranston, RI and as associate rabbi of Rodef Shalom Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. Rabbi Stein is an alumnus of the Rabbis Without Borders Fellowship of CLAL and the Brickner Fellowship of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.
This week’s Torah Portion – Parashat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20-30:10) – continues giving us the instructions concerning the tabernacle, focusing on the role of the priesthood. Our discussion focuses on the perpetual light as a symbol of hope and responsibility.