2014 – Rabbi Peter Hyman (USA)

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EDUCATION

2005 – Doctor of Divinity (Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion)
1980 – Rabbinic Ordination (Hebrew Union College –Jewish Institute of Religion)
1978 – Master of Arts in Hebrew Letter (Hebrew Union College –Jewish Institute of Religion)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

1.
2008 – present: Member of Talbot Association of Clergy and Laity (TACL)
2011 – 2012: TACL President

Recipient of the TACL Award of Appreciation for Outstanding and Inspiring Interfaith Work in Talbot County for the 2011 Temple B’nai Israel February Lecture Series: “Introduction to Islam.”

2009: TACL Program Vice-president.

2.
2013: Elected to the board of directors YMCA of the Chesapeake.

3.
2008 – 2013: Presenter/Instructor – Institute for Adult Learning, Chesapeake Community College.

4.
2009 – 2013: Instituted the “Downtown Lunch and Learn” Program with Bishop Joel Marcus Johnson. For the last three years Bishop Johnson and I offer a graduate level lunch and learn program during the week in downtown Easton. This gives interested individuals who can not attend our classes at the College an opportunity to study and learn in a more convenient location.

5.
Initiated the Community Hanukkah Menorah Lighting.

Since Hanukkah 2008, Temple B’nai Israel has hosted a community menorah lighting ceremony. Each year the Congregation invites the entire Easton community to experience the lighting of the menorah. Friends from the clergy community along with members of the County and City government are invited to light one of the eight lights on the menorah.

6.
Temple B’nai Israel February Lecture Series: Since 2008, each Wednesday in February, we invite the Easton community to attend this series of lectures which focuses on current, contemporary and, at times, controversial subjects. Many recognized authorities and well known individuals from our State as well as from our Nation have presented their views and ideas with the people of B’nai Israel and Talbot County.

7.
2011: A member of The Fredrick Douglas Celebration Committee.

Delivered the sermon at the Community Interfaith Worship Celebration which was a part of the “Douglas Returns” statue dedication June, 2011.

8.
Preached at the first anniversary Juneteenth – “Douglas Returns” Community Interfaith Worship Service June 2012.

9.
Eagle Scout.

10.
2002 – 2006: National Chairman, Jewish Committee on Scouting, BSA.

11.
2006 to present: National Jewish Chaplain – Boy Scouts of America.

12.
2008 to present: National Chairman, Messengers of Peace Program, BSA.

September, 2012: Represented the BSA and the Messengers of Peace Program in Saudi Arabia.

13.
Recipient of the Silver Buffalo Award for distinguished service to youth.
Awarded by the National Council, Boy Scouts of America.

14.
2002–2005: Rabbinic co-chair, Union for Reform Judaism National Commission on Outreach and Synagogue Affiliation.

15.
1993: Union for Reform Judaism, Belin Award for Outreach Program Excellence: “Babies and Bellies: Preparing a Jewish Welcome for Your Newborn.”

PERSONAL DETAILS

Children
- Daniel Isaac Hyman, Esq. (Almost)
- Dr. Ari Joseph Hyman

Music – Marimba, drums and piano

Hobby – Hebrew calligraphy, Sailing, Marlinspike Seamanship

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