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Rabbi Avram (Avi) Schwartz

Semikha, Class of 2017

Rabbi Avram (Avi) Schwartz

Upper School Jewish History Faculty, Maimonides School

Rabbi Avi Schwartz grew up in Oakland, CA. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), where he studied Religion and Talmud, respectively. During his time at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, Avi studied for a year at Yeshivat Hahesder Yerucham in Israel and completed an MA in Jewish Education at JTS. He also interned at The Abraham Joshua Heschel High School and served as the student coordinator and facilitator of YCT’s Meorot Fellowship for college students in New York, both for two years. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, writing on the laws of hallah, and an Upper School Jewish History teacher at the Maimonides School in Brookline, MA. Avi and his wife, Dr. Britany Weissman, live in Brighton, MA with their son, Ezra.