Dave Yedid (he/him) is thrilled to be in his first year as a Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Intern. Dave is a fourth-year student at The Jewish Theological Seminary, where he is a Wexner Graduate Fellow/Davidson Scholar.
Of Syrian and Ashkenazi heritage, he is originally from Port Washington, New York. Dave graduated from Middlebury College, where he was a pioneer in the LGBTQ+ and Jewish communities. He spent seven summers in various leadership capacities at Camp Ramah in the Rockies--his second home. After studying at Yeshivat Hadar, Dave moved to Bend, Oregon, where he was a wilderness therapy field guide, supporting teens and young adults to cope with acute trauma.
Since starting JTS, Dave has served as a rabbinic intern at NYU Bronfman Center, BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy and as a chaplain at The New Jewish Home. During his year in Jerusalem, Dave was a T'ruah Israel fellow and served a congregation in Omer, Israel.
Dave lives on the Upper West Side with his partner, Daniel. Dave loves dancing, adventuring outdoors, and playing with his film camera. He is excited to learn Torah, sing, pray, and build a more just world immersed in the sacred community that is CBST.
Dave Yedid, Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Intern