Rabbi Adam Ruditsky joins BSV

by | Apr 22, 2021 | Other News

Beth Sholom Village is set to welcome Rabbi Adam Ruditsky as its new Religious Cultural Leader.

Ordained by the Academy for Jewish Religion of California in Los Angeles, Ruditsky embraces the words of the Kotzker Rebbe, who taught, “a whole heart is a broken heart,” meaning that on the journey of life, everyone has the opportunity to be strengthened and restored, making the heart joyful along the way—and how much more for seniors as they look for restored and renewed meaning in the latter part of life.

Rabbi Adam (as he prefers to be called) was a spiritual counselor for Skirball Hospice, the hospice of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, and led a Jewish Renewal Synagogue called Makom Ohr Shalom. Prior to becoming a rabbi, he worked as a healthcare chaplain for 13 years. Before he was a chaplain, he owned a Judaica business for 15 years.

At Beth Sholom Village, Rabbi Adam says he is committed to the spiritual care of each person as he aspires—considering BSV’s diverse population—to make sure that each faith is respected and celebrated.

Rabbi Adam holds multiple masters degrees in Rabbinic Studies from AJR, Jewish Studies from Hebrew College in Boston, Mass., and New Testament Studies from ATS, Nyack, N.Y., as well as a professional license with the National Association of Jewish Chaplains, and certificates in Palliative Care Chaplaincy from University of San Marcos, Calif. He also holds a certificate in Composing and Arranging from Dick Grove School of Music in Los Angeles.

Ruditsky now lives in Virginia Beach with his wife, Catharine and has four adult sons, Joel, Austin, Ben, and Reuven, who live in Los Angeles, and Philadelphia.

– Marcia Futterman Brodie