29 min

Living and Learning and Growing Civil(ish)

    • Society & Culture

Live and learn.  That's what we all do.  Rabbis are no different.  

In this episode, Rabbi Zachary Zysman shares some amazing family stories and how those stories have shaped his life.  Family history can enrich our lives and provide connections to the past.  What happens when you find out that your intensely personal family stories are very similar to other people's family stories - people that are so very dissimilar to you as to make this unthinkable?  

Join us for a conversation on family history, getting along with others and seeing the humanity in everyone.



Since 2002, Rabbi Zachary Zysman has dedicated his life to Jewish education. He holds an undergraduate degree in child and adolescent development from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in human development from Pacific Oaks College.

Zysman also has two additional master’s degrees in Hebrew letters and Jewish Education from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles, the same location where he received his rabbinic ordination in May 2016.

Zach hopes to weave together his many years of experience working with children and families and the twelve years in Jewish education as an early childhood educator, combined with the rabbinical education to make a significant and measurable difference in people’s Jewish and spiritual lives.

Rabbi Zysman is currently the Campus Rabbi and Director of Jewish Life at Loyola Marymount University.

Live and learn.  That's what we all do.  Rabbis are no different.  

In this episode, Rabbi Zachary Zysman shares some amazing family stories and how those stories have shaped his life.  Family history can enrich our lives and provide connections to the past.  What happens when you find out that your intensely personal family stories are very similar to other people's family stories - people that are so very dissimilar to you as to make this unthinkable?  

Join us for a conversation on family history, getting along with others and seeing the humanity in everyone.



Since 2002, Rabbi Zachary Zysman has dedicated his life to Jewish education. He holds an undergraduate degree in child and adolescent development from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in human development from Pacific Oaks College.

Zysman also has two additional master’s degrees in Hebrew letters and Jewish Education from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles, the same location where he received his rabbinic ordination in May 2016.

Zach hopes to weave together his many years of experience working with children and families and the twelve years in Jewish education as an early childhood educator, combined with the rabbinical education to make a significant and measurable difference in people’s Jewish and spiritual lives.

Rabbi Zysman is currently the Campus Rabbi and Director of Jewish Life at Loyola Marymount University.

29 min

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