Monday, January 25, 2021

Simchat Torah with Rabbi Aaron Melman

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Rabbi Aaron Melman assumed the role of head rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom in Northbrook, Illinois in 2015 and as of this year, will have served his congregants for 18 years. He is originally from Toronto where he graduated from York University with a BA in Judaic Studies. He attended The Jewish Theological Seminary where he received his ordination. Since 2002, he has served as the Northbrook Fire Department’s first and only chaplain.

Our conversation is about what it means to end the reading of the Torah, and then immediately starting to read it again. Today we complete a cycle of the Torah and another year of Torah Talk. This week we plan a change. Come join us for a short, informal weekly conversation about Torah. 

Previous Talks for Simchat Torah

Rabbi David Silber

Rabbi Daniel Freelander

Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni

Rabbi Michelle “Mina” Goldsmith

Rabbi Brian Zimmerman

Rabbi Mark Dratch






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