The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), established in 1974, is the professional association of Reconstructionist rabbis. Comprising nearly 300 rabbis, the RRA has three primary missions.
It serves as a collegial community, in which professi
Aviva Bass, 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.She 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.Aviva wrote the lyrics and co-composed a piece of music celebrating Israel's 50th anniversary.
She 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.She 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.
Aviva and Sheryl are the daughter of Iris M. and H. Michael Bass of Coral Springs.
Rabbi Aviva Bass worked as our Educational Coordinator from 2009-2010.
We are thrilled that she is returning as our new soloist.
Rabbi Bass is a member of good standing with the CCAR, Reform Rabbinical Association.She holds the highest level teaching certification awarded from the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education, a Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree, Double Major in Judaic Studies, Magna Cum Laude from University of Miami, Master of Arts in Jewish Education from Gratz College, and this year served as the Co-Rabbi /Educator for Congregation Nevei Kodesh, etc!Rabbi Bass is a lyric soprano
It was a true reunion as well because it marked the return to Coral Springs of Rabbi Aviva Bass, who grew up here; who served as part of our instructional staff two years ago; and who has this month taken up permanent residence as our Cantorial Soloist handling the musical portion of our worship services.