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Topic: 'Vienna Waits for You'
Guest: Rabbi Josh Blass
Rabbi Blass is a Mashgiach Ruchani at RIETS at Yeshiva University, where he has been serving for the last 17 years. He also recently completed serving 15 years as rabbi of Kehillas Beis Yehuda in Monsey, NY.
Rabbi Blass received his semikha from RIETS and a Masters in Jewish Philosophy from the Bernard Revel Graduate School for Jewish Studies. He is now completing a Masters degree in Social Work with an eye toward private practice.
Since receiving his ordination, Rabbi Blass has taught in a number of high schools, including MTA and Bruriah. In the year 2000, he became the Rav of the Albert Einstein School of Medicine where he worked for four years, before joining Kehillas Beis Yehuda. During his tenure in Monsey, Rabbi Blass has been involved in an advisory or leadership capacity with a number of organizations including Tomche Shabbos, Project Tikvah, the Chevra Kadisha, RCA Beis Din and others.
He is also very involved in the world of shidduchim and guiding students at YU on issues of dating and as a chosson teacher.
He recently helped lead a mission of YU students to Vienna to lend support to refugees who recently fled Ukraine.
In this bonus episode, we cover:
1. A Life of meaning & giving
2. Deep roots of commitment to others
3. Taking intitiave and hearing the call
4. The growth mindset
5. The beauty, majesty & irony of Vienna
6. Impacting Students & Refugees
7. How Others Can Also Help
And a whole lot more!