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Eliezer Lawrence


Adjunct, Hebrew Language

Rabbi Eliezer Lawrence is a passionate Jewish educator and certified Mohel who uses his platforms to instill meaning and identity when teaching both texts and language. Specializing in a CLT (Communicative Language Teaching) pedagogical framework for both classical and modern Hebrew, Rabbi Lawrence holds MAs in Hebrew Bible and Semitic Languages and in Teaching Hebrew as a Second Language from the Middlebury Language Schools.


Rabbi Lawrence is an alumnus of Columbia University and learned in the Kollel of Yeshivat Ma’aleh Gilboa. He received smicha from Rosh Yeshivat Ma’aleh Gilboa HaRav David Bigman and holds kitvei kabbalah in milah from HaRav HaDayan Mordechai Azran, HaRav HaDayan Eyal Giat, Mohel Mumche Ephraim Josovic, HaRav Hadayan Menachem Kroyzer and HaRav HaGaon Shimon Biton, Chief Rabbi of Beit Shemesh.


He has taught Gemara, Tankah, Yiddish and Hebrew in Jewish day school, university, yeshiva and adult educational settings, has served as scholar in residence in synagogues across the country and has written about Halacha, language and Jewish identity for various publications including Tablet Magazine and the Jewish link in which he penned a bi-weekly “Ask the Mohel” column. 



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