THE GABBINATE

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The Gabbinate serves the Kedma community's religious needs. Members coordinate minyanim—from regular weekday minyanim to High Holiday services—to create a flourishing religious life for the Orthodox community here at UMD. כן ירבו!


Tani Levisohn, who hasn't updated his bio since he was a lowly Gabbai Sheini, spends much of his time reminiscing about when he was Gabbai Rishon for the Hillel Tent minyan for first week of the semester. Tani is a economics and computer science major, but he promises he has a personality. Besides his frequent and regular conversations with his fellow freshmen, he exclusively communicates with the community through Tuesday/Friday announcements and texting people to lein. Tani may not be gabbai forever, but he currently holds the Kedma record for most consecutive weeks doing Gelila, a feat that will surely last the test of time.


The Gabbait, Gavi Krimsky, is a sophomore Kinesiology major and proud Lindenbaum alum. Originally hailing from Sharon, MA, Gavi now permanently resides at P.O. Box 143. She can usually be found limping to minyan or making yet another sign up genius. Gavi plans to pursue a career in physical therapy but for now she enjoys saying Tefilla L’Shalom HaMedina together with the whole congregation, specifically after announcing the page number.


Easy to look over but hard to overlook, Rafi Kigner, Gabbai Sheini extraordinaire, is a sophomore and proud member of the UMD Agriculture school. When he isn’t busy explaining his major he enjoys the yankees, talking, and asking people to lein. If you want to reach him, don’t worry, he’ll probably reach out to you first. Most of all he loves being part of the Kedma community and is really excited for this upcoming year.

 

PREVIOUS GABBINATES

The Gabbinate is likely older than Kedma itself. Here's a collection of Gabbinate photos going back to Spring 2016.

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SPRING 2021

Gabbai Rishon: Ryan Sweren

Gabba'it: Gavi Krimsky

Gabbai Sheni: Tani Levisohn

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FALL 2020

Gabbai Rishon: Scott Sandor

Gabba'it: Daniella Bloch

Gabbai Sheni: Ryan Sweren

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SPRING 2020

Gabbai Rishon: Ari Israel

Gabba'it: Daniella Bloch

Gabbai Sheni: Scott Sandor

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FALL 2019

Gabbai Rishon: Ben Katz

Gabba'it: Tali Kosowsky

Gabbai Sheni: Ari Israel

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SPRING 2019

Gabbai Rishon: Amitai Diament

Gabba'it: Tali Kosowsky

Gabbai Sheni: Ben Katz

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FALL 2018

Gabbai Rishon: Natan Oliff

Gabba'it: Ateret Frank

Gabbai Sheni: Amitai Diament

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SPRING 2018

Gabbai Rishon: Yair Fax

Gabba'it: Ateret Frank

Gabbai Sheni: Natan Oliff

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FALL 2017

Gabbai Rishon: Yair Fax

Gabba'it: Yonit Ollech

Gabbai Sheni: Natan Oliff

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SPRING 2017

Gabbai Rishon: Yaacov Adler

Gabba'it: Hannah Warshawsky

Gabbai Sheni: Yair Fax

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FALL 2016

Gabbai Rishon: Gedaliah Knizhnik

Gabba'it: Hannah Warshawsky

Gabbai Sheni: Yaacov Adler

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SPRING 2016

Gabbai Rishon: Gedaliah Knizhnik

Gabba'it: Tamar Brown

Gabbai Sheni: Akiva Gebler