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Bet Shira Congregation, an egalitarian Conservative synagogue in Pinecrest, has named Rabbi Gad Romang as its spiritual leader. Rabbi Romang began his tenure at Bet Shira at Shabbat services on Friday evening, August 3.

Rabbi Romang previously served as Senior Rabbi at Congregation Bnai Israel of Ontario Canada. He also has held pulpit and education positions in Chile, Argentina and the United States, and has been a university lecturer in Biblical Exegesis and Talmud Studies. He is a member of United Synagogues of America’s Rabbinic Assembly.

In addition to having served as a director of the Rabbinical School at the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano of Buenos Aires, Rabbi Romang is a former dean of the American Hebrew Academy of Greensboro, N.C.

After receiving his Rabbinic Ordination from Seminario Rabinico LatinoAmerico, Rabbi Romang earned a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York. He also holds a degree in Comparative Religion and Eastern Studies from Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires. Born in Argentina and raised in Israel, Rabbi Romang is fluent in English, Spanish and Hebrew.

“We conducted a thorough national search and were fortunate to retain a candidate with Rabbi Romang’s experience, knowledge and personal warmth,” said Bet Shira Congregation President Linda Truppman. “We invite members of the South Dade Jewish community to join us for Friday night or Saturday morning services to meet him.”

Bet Shira Congregation is an inclusive, egalitarian Conservative synagogue embracing tradition and change. The synagogue is a spiritual home where congregants and their families can develop closer relationships with God and one another through inspiring worship, study and innovative programs for all ages. For more information, visit, or call 305-238-2601. Bet Shira is located at 7500 Southwest 120th Street in Pinecrest, Florida.


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