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Brandeis names new director of religious and spiritual life and Jewish chaplain

Brandeis announced that Rabbi Elisabeth “Liza” Weiss Stern, a longtime leader in the Boston-area Jewish and interfaith community, will serve both as acting director of religious and spiritual life and as Jewish chaplain. Her two-year appointment at Brandeis began on Aug. 7.

Stern served last year as a part-time Jewish chaplain at Brandeis, and had previously been an associate faculty member. In her new role as director of religious and spiritual life, Stern will work with the other members of Brandeis’ Multifaith Chaplaincy to support the spiritual needs of Brandeis students, faculty and staff of all faiths. As Jewish chaplain, she will enhance Jewish spiritual and cultural life on campus, in concert with Brandeis Hillel.

“I have loved my previous work at Brandeis and am familiar with its deep respect for all faiths, and with the rich diversity of spiritual traditions among students, faculty and staff. I am eager to continue collaborating with my colleagues in the Multifaith Chaplaincy to support the spiritual growth of the whole community,” she said.

“Assisting young people with their Jewish journeys has been one of the most gratifying parts of my career,” Stern added, “I look forward to serving as Jewish chaplain and working with other religious leaders on campus and in the community.”

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Categories: Campus News
Date: August 17, 2017