The Roslyn Synagogue has a tradition of participating in the education of the next generation of modern orthodox rabbis. The Roslyn Synagogue and Rabbi Block annually host a rabbinical intern. The rabbinical intern, at regular intervals, provides sermons and educational activities to the Roslyn Synagogue congregation, while getting real life rabbinical experience.


Ben and Miriam Kean, of Washington Heights, are very excited to join the Roslyn Synagogue for this coming year! Ben, originally from Bethesda, MD, is in his third year of Semicha in YU, where he is also pursuing a MA from Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies and a MS from Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration. In addition to being passionate about Torah and Jewish education, Ben is passionate about painting. Miriam, originally from Brookline, MA, works for Sesame Workshop as an accountant, and holds a BS and MS in Accounting from Sy Syms School of Business. In their spare time, Ben and Miriam enjoy road trips, board games, and antiquing.