December 8th and 9th
"Teach me, O God, a blessing" - Lamdeini
What is an installation?
The Installation of a new Rabbi is a customary and ceremonial moment where the congregation formally recognizes the relationship between themselves, the Rabbi and the Jewish people. Often it is scheduled months after the Rabbi starts at the congregation. This gives the community and the Rabbi a period of time of interaction and introduction allowing the installation to be more heartfelt and meaningful.
Rabbi Ron Symons
Rabbi Ron Symons is the founding director of the Center for Loving Kindness and Civic Engagement at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, where he serves as Senior Director of Jewish Life. Dedicated to the long-held values of ‘love your neighbor as yourself’ and ‘do not stand idle while your neighbor bleeds’, Ron and the JCC Center for Loving Kindness community are committed to redefining neighbor from geographic term to moral concept. Ron was ordained by Hebrew Union College and has served synagogues and Jewish schools in Pittsburgh, South Carolina, New York, Massachusetts, and Israel. Ron and Rabbi Barbara Symons are the proud parents of a Jewish overnight summer camp director and two rabbinic students.