You are invited to join us for a weekend with Rabbi Michael E. Panitz, Ph.D.
Saturday, July 26 – 9:30 a.m. Shabbat Services
After earning his rabbinic ordination in 1982, and his Ph.D. in Jewish history in 1989, Dr. Michael Panitz served a Jewish congregation in Maywood, NJ, and concurrently taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. Dr. Panitz also devotes his energies to teaching and community service. He is currently an adjunct professor of religion at Old Dominion University and Virginia Wesleyan College and has previously taught classes in religion and history at the College of William & Mary.
Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Paterson, NJ, Dr. Panitz has been married to his wife, Sheila, for more than 30 years, and they are the proud parents of three children, Emily, Ezekiel, and Morris Benjamin. The couple also has two grandchildren, Marina and Joachim. Pastimes include classical piano and chess: Dr. Panitz introduced the chess program at the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater and now runs a summer chess camp for children at Norfolk Collegiate School.