, age 28, and her sister Sheryl Bass, 26, received their master's degrees within four days of each other.
Aviva earned her master's degree in Jewish Education at Gratz College in Philadelphia.
will be ordained as a rabbi at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
near Philadelphia in June 2000.
She graduated with honors from J. P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs 1988 and graduated magna cum laude with a double major in music (voice) and Jewish studies in 1992 from the University of Miami.
wrote the lyrics and co-composed a piece of music celebrating Israel's 50th anniversary.
performed the piece with the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra at its international debut a year ago.
She has been employed by the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation to review and evaluate curricula and materials produced by Reconstructionist synagogues for religious school programs.
is also scheduled to be a co-presenter at a workshop on Reconstructionist prayer and spirituality at the National Conferences on Alternatives in Jewish Education.
and Sheryl are the daughter of Iris M. and H. Michael Bass of Coral Springs.