Wednesday, April 8th, 6:30pm
Bouley Test Kitchen
31 West 21 Street, NYC
We invite you to Bouley Seder – a biodynamic Passover celebration of freedom and liberation in Bouley Test Kitchen. Rabbi Deborah A. Hirsch, a Jewish thought leader, will guide you through the traditional ceremony featuring a custom haggadah and a ritual feast created by Chef David Bouley.
The evening will begin at 6:30pm with a 30-minute reception featuring passed canapés and Passover music on the Steinway Grand Piano by Carole Rivel. Guests will then enjoy a complete Seder led by Rabbi Hirsch with a multi-course menu accompanied by a kosher for Passover curated wine program.
$225 + Tax
Rabbi Deborah A. Hirsch
Rabbi Deborah A. Hirsch joined The Village Temple as its interim rabbi on July 1, 2016. Though she is a native of Chicago, Rabbi Hirsch has spent her entire rabbinic career in the metro New York area. Prior to The Village Temple, Rabbi Hirsch joined the clergy team at Temple Shaaray Tefila in 2010 and served as its interim senior rabbi from 2014-2016. In 2000, Rabbi Hirsch joined the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), where she was the regional director for the Greater New York Council of Reform Synagogues. In 2003, she became the URJ director of regions and supervised the Union’s regional structure throughout North America.
Previously she served as rabbi at East End Temple in Manhattan for 15 years, and Temple Beth-El of Great Neck as assistant rabbi.
Rabbi Hirsch has been active in the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) for many years, serving as finance officer, chair of the Nominating Committee, and chair of the Audit Committee. She served on the Conference’s ethics committee, including as its interim chair. She was honored to be Alumna-in-Residence at HUC-JIR in Cincinnati and has served on the Rabbinic Admissions Committee at HUC-JIR in NY. Rabbi Hirsch was ordained from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati campus in 1982 and earned a Doctor of Ministry degree there here in 1997 and was later awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity in 2007. Rabbi Hirsch resides with her spouse, Carole Rivel.
Originally from Minneapolis, Carole Rivel has been a Jewish musical educator and accompanist for the past 40 years. After 13 years as the music specialist at The Schechter School in Westchester, Carole assumed the position of music specialist at the Heschel School in Manhattan from where she retired after 23 years. In Addition, Carole has been a part of the Jewish music world. A close friend of Debbie Friedman (z”l), Carole for many years was Debbie’s accompanist for the Mayan Women’s Seders In NY, as well as the monthly healing services in Manhattan and Westchester. In August 2017, following the White Supremacist march in Charlottesville, Carole participated with other musicians in a service of solidarity and healing at Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville.
Carole is the proud mother of four children and 13 grandchildren and resides with her spouse, Rabbi Deborah Hirsch.