Author Archives: Zachary Sitkin

Zachary Sitkin

About Zachary Sitkin

is a Rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is a Philadelphia native, and was recently married to his beautiful wife Lisa. They are both moving to Israel for the academic year together. Zachary graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor's in Psychology and Religious Studies. He often describes himself as an avid sports fan and rabbinic enthusiast.

Ups and Downs

Zachary Sitkin
November 13, 2012

Every institution has its ups and downs and Jewish institutions, in particular, are not immune from this phenomenon. I have spent many years of my life working in various Jewish organizations: Six years in over 4 different synagogues, 4 summers at Jewish summer camps, and 2 years at the J.C.C. I must admit that the More »


Meant to Fly

Zachary Sitkin
September 30, 2012

Nicki Minaj has a hit song entitled Starships and I must admit, despite the lyrics not being the most profound poetry, the chorus inspired me to rethink the story of Jonah. The song got me thinking about how every Yom Kippur afternoon, when our stomachs are rumbling like a 2 year old banging on a More »