This year, the entire community will be gathering for our annual Zayin Adar event on Sunday February 19, 2023 at 8:00 in the Goldfischer Gymnasium at the Jewish Educational Center’s Elmora Campus. We will be welcoming Rabbi Dani Rapp. Rabbi Rapp is Visiting Assistant Professor of Talmud at the Irving I. Stone Beit Medrash Program of Yeshiva University and Associate Dean of Students of Undergraduate Torah Studies. Rabbi Rapp is a Dayan (judge) at the Beth Din of America and is a musmach of RIETS (Yoreh Yoreh Yadin Yadin) and a distinguished graduate and former Harlan Fiske Scholar at Columbia Law School. He is also the Rav of East Denver Orthodox Synagogue since 2013, after several years of bringing in the summer Kollel as a vibrant resource for the entire Denver community. Rabbi Rapp has continued this summer learning program, which is still a summer highlight for the congregation and the community.
The topic will be "It's in our blood: DNA evidence and Jewish identity"