FORT LAUDERDALE – (July 14, 2010) – Temple Bat Yam, a reform synagogue in East Fort Lauderdale, announces that Rabbi David A. Spey is the temple’s new religious leader.
Prior to joining Temple Bat Yam, Rabbi Spey served seven years with Temple Beth Ami in Rockville, Md. and as a rabbinic intern for several synagogues including Central Synagogue in New York City; Temple Emanuel in Worcester, Mass.; and Temple Beth Tikva in Wayne, N.J. Rabbi Spey also has sat on the Mid-Atlantic Council of the Union for Reform Judaism, Camp Harlam Advisory Group and the Washington Board of Rabbis.
“Rabbi Spey’s enthusiasm for Judaism and his vision for the temple’s future is greeted with excitement by current temple members as we chart our course for years to come,” said George Fredlund, president of the temple’s board of directors. “We are thrilled to have Rabbi Spey join our Temple family and we warmly welcome him to the community.”
Rabbi Spey received his rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City in 2003 and his undergraduate degree in Religion from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. in 1989.
About Temple Bat Yam
A vibrant reform synagogue that welcomes all who wish to celebrate Jewish life, Temple Bat Yam (TBY) in East Fort Lauderdale is dedicated to exploring and embracing Jewish heritage from a liberal perspective. TBY encourages lifelong Jewish study through its educational programming for children, families and adults. It also forges lifelong friendship and facilitates networking opportunities among members by hosting music, cultural and social programs, as well as being home to various civic and Jewish organizations. For more information, visit the temple’s website at http://TempleBatYam.org, call 954-928-0410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.