From helping launch Washington College’s Hillel House in Chestertown to playing a very public advocacy role on social and racial issues in Easton, Temple B’nai Israel’s Peter Hyman has committed himself to playing a very engaged civic role since arriving from Pennsylvania eight years ago. As the first full-time rabbi in over fifty years for the Mid-Shore, Rabbi Hyman has watched with amazement the growth of the Jewish community and its aspirations in the region.
One of those aspirations is the construction of a new temple near Saints Peter and Paul Church in the southern part of town. With nearly $6 million raised towards a $6.5 million goal, the Rabbi tells the Spy in our first interview with him about the need for such a facility and the impact it will have on the Mid-Shore for the Jewish faith and community service. He also talks about the rent Confederate Memorial controversy in Talbot County through the lens of his faith.
This video is approximately six minutes in length