Rabbi Michelle ‘Mina’ Goldsmith was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and was the first native of Las Vegas to attain rabbinical ordination. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and Masters of Hebrew Letters from the former University of Judaism, now known as American Jewish University. She received rabbinical ordination and a Master’s Degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She has served congregations in Jacksonville, FL; Sarasota, FL; Birmingham, AL; and Herndon, VA.
Our conversation focuses on Simchat Torah and the last parsha of the Torah, Vezot Habracha.
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