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Rabbi Yitzy Laster Joins Anshe Chesed of Linden

09/21/2023 03:17:48 PM


Rebecca Fal

Naama and Rabbi Yitzy Laster.

(Courtesy of Anshe Chesed) Anshe Chesed of Linden is pleased to welcome their new rabbinic intern, and his wife Naama to the leadership team. Originally from Queens, Rabbi Laster studied for two years at Yeshivat Sha’alvim in Israel before earning a B.A. in Psychology from Yeshiva University and semicha from REITS. He is currently teaching Judaic Studies at North Shore Hebrew Academy High school while pursuing his master’s degree in social work at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work.

Naama Laster, originally from Edison, NJ, is a second grade Judaic Studies teacher at Manhattan Day School and is pursuing a master’s degree in Elementary and Special Education at the Hunter College School of Education. She is also a certified Early Childhood Special Education Teacher.

“We look forward to learning from Rabbi Laster and Naama, who join us for the year through REITS’s Rabbinic Internship Program”, said Rabbi Yossi Katz, Rabbi of Anshe Chesed. “I am grateful to Yeshiva University for their continued partnership with our community”.

Rabbi Yitzy Laster

The Lasters are excited to join the Anshe Chesed family and work with the congregation’s rabbi and leaders to contribute to the Shul’s robust programming. Rabbi Laster stated that “it is an incredible opportunity to join a Shul that has both a rich past as well as a bright future. We’re looking forward to learning together with and getting to know everyone throughout our time here this year.” They are committed to providing meaningful Jewish education and programming for all ages, and they are eager to get to know the members of the community.

“We are excited to welcome Rabbi Laster as our rabbinic intern. The internship program is a real benefit to both parties”, said Anshe Chesed President Andy Van Houter. “Rabbi Laster will get valuable experience and the community will be able to enjoy additional shiurim and programming, as well as continue to showcase our community to potential new members. We are happy to be a part of the program.”

The Lasters are a valuable addition to the Anshe Chesed community, and they are sure to make a positive impact on the lives of everyone they meet.

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