Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin Honored with Bonei Zion Prize in Education


Mazal Tov to Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin, President of The Schechter Institutes, Inc. and President Emeritus of The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies for being awarded the 2022 Bonei Zion prize for his educational work. The Sylvan Adams Bonei Zion awards recognize outstanding Anglo Olim – veteran and recent immigrants to Israel – who embody the spirit of modern-day Zionism by contributing in a significant way to the State of Israel.

The prizes are sponsored by Nefesh B’Nefesh, an organization providing immigration services for English speaking Olim to Israel and named for Canadian-Israeli philanthropist Sylvan Adams.

Rabbi Prof. Golinkin, Professor of Talmud and Jewish Law, leads the Schechter Institutes which provide pluralistic Jewish education to over 100,000 children and adults every year through various programs.

At Schechter, he also serves as Founding Director of the Institute of Applied Halakhah, the Center for Women in Jewish Law, and the Midrash Project.

For twenty years he served as Chair of the Law Committee of the Rabbinical Assembly, which writes responsa for the Masorti Movement in Israel.

Born and raised in Arlington, Virginia, Golinkin made Aliyah from Virginia in 1972.

He earned a BA in Jewish History and two teaching certificates from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Golinkin has an MA in Rabbinics and was awarded a PhD in Talmud from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he was also ordained as a rabbi.

In May 2019, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Rabbi Prof. Golinkin is the author or editor of 60 books and over 200 articles. His Responsa in a Moment and Aseh Lekha Rav can be found here.


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