Alon Meltzer is a Youth Rabbi and Rabbinic Intern at the Hebrew Institute of White Plains, New York. Alon is finishing up rabbinical ordination from Yeshiva University and looking to take a modern orthodox pulpit. Originally from New Zealand, Alon has been engaged in a number of educational initiatives and has a focus on child and youth engagement. Alon earned a Masters in sociology from the University of Auckland and a Masters in Medieval Jewish History from Yeshiva University.
What do Google Glass, a robot, and Purim have in common with one another?
Normally nothing, but this year, they came together in order to create a vibrant and engaging project that enabled a…little girl from White Plains, NY to be a part of the communal celebrations. Hebrew Institute of White Plains is home to around 300 families with many children. Purim is a time that the community comes together and celebrates. We host a carnival, a children’s megillah reading, a beautiful night time megillah reading where adults… >> Read More