Stranger in a Strange Lands: My Unlikely Deployment as a Military Chaplain
Cantor, Liberal, Yalie, Jew. Which of these would you be least likely to meet in the US military today? David Frommer served as all four on his recent deployment to Kuwait and Afghanistan. It didn't make sense, but it made for a valuable year with America's other one percent-- the servicemen and women stationed overseas. David Frommer grew up in Manhattan and graduated from high school in Kentucky. He received his B.A. in History with Honors from Yale University and sang with Magvet, Yale's Jewish A Capella Group. After college David volunteered for fifteen months as a combat soldier in the Nachal Infantry Division of the Israel Defense Forces, where he served with distinction in the West Bank. During the next five years he pursued his cantorial studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and trained as a chaplain with the New York Army National Guard. Following his investiture from HUC-JIR, David deployed overseas as the first-ever cantor to serve as a chaplain in the US military.
Location: Feinberg Auditorium (lower level CJL)
Date/Time: 02/19/13 at 12:15 pm - 02/19/13 at 1:30 pm