Retired doctor turned Rabbi shares joy of Jewish knowledge with Tucson

July 20, 2020

Judaism has always been a large part of Howard Schwartz’s life, but only after moving to Tucson did he truly fall into his role as a teacher of Jewish beliefs. The doctor turned rabbi uses his time post-retirement volunteering at different synagogues to give lectures on Judaism, and has become an integral part of the local Jewish community. Schwartz, 83, was raised in the Bronx, New York, and didn’t follow the path to the rabbinate that his father and uncles, themselves rabbis, had set out for him. As a young boy he went to a Jewish day school and later finished his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York City. Read More