Veterans Day Scholar-in-Residence: Rabbi Melinda Zalma

Saturday, November 11, 2017 • 22 Cheshvan 5778

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

We are excited to welcome a special Veterans Day Scholar-in-Residence on Shabbat morning, November 11.

Rabbi Melinda Zalma will be speaking after kiddush on the topic, "Walking the path of honoring our tradition: Halakhah and mission in the military."  All are welcome to attend!

Rabbi Melinda Zalma is the Program Director of the Women in Faith Fellowship at the Jewish Community Relations Council of NY.  She is also a chaplain (Commander) in the Reserve Component of the U.S. Navy. She served as the rabbi and spiritual leader at Congregation Beth Mordecai in Perth Amboy, NJ and Congregation B’nai Israel in Fleischmanns, NY. She received her rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, where she also received her Masters in Midrash (rabbinic commentary). Before turning to her rabbinical studies, she obtained her B.A. in electrical engineering from Northwestern University. She and her husband, Adam, have two children.

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