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Rabbi David A. Schwartz

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