Semikha, Class of 2020,2022
Rabbi David A. Schwartz
I currently have five positions: teaching Daf Yomi three days a week for HIR; sharing divrei Torah 11 times a week at my backyard tefillah; serving as President of PORAT; working on a project to reduce homelessness through the Legal Services Corporation; and helping to lead the International Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Hometown: Riverdale, NY
Education: Yeshivat Sha’alvim; B.A. in Mathematics and Economics, The Johns Hopkins University; J.D., Yale Law School; M.A. and M.Phil in Economics, Yale University
Interests: Studying the history and origins of Tefillot; spending time with family and friends; playing tennis, golf, ultimate Frisbee, and complex board games
Rabbinic Aspirations: To build community by bringing people together for Torah learning and volunteerism