David Posner has kept a low profile outside of his historic congregation.
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Rabbi David Posner’s life has been marked by consistency and steadfastness.
He says he chose the rabbinate as a career at the age of 10, met his wife (and knew she was the one) when he was 12, and has been at the same job since 1973.
That post — rabbi at Temple Emanu-El, the largest Jewish house of worship in the world and flagship of the Reform movement — will come to a close after four decades at the end of May 2013, marking a “bittersweet” milestone, according to Marcia Waxman, president of the historic Reform temple on Fifth Avenue.
Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side is a neighborhood of towering rents, but the Orthodox Ramaz school is using 18,000 square feet of Reform Temple Emanu-El’s space for a cool $1 for two months.
Homeless after the July 11 fire in the 85th Street building that houses both Ramaz and its parent synagogue, Kehilath Jeshurun, the school’s first through fourth graders will study through October in Temple Emanu-El’s afternoon Hebrew School in the synagogue building at 65th Street and Fifth Avenue.