Michael Dinin (z”l) Shabbaton Program
Family Founded LA Hebrew High
Michael Dinin’s (z”l) family was deeply involved in the Los Angeles Jewish Community. In 1949, Michael’s father, Dr. Samuel Dinin (z”l), then head of the L.A. Bureau of Jewish Education, and his father’s best friend, Rabbi Max Vorspan (z”l), officially started Los Angeles Hebrew High School.
Impacted 100s of Students
Michael came to LA Hebrew High as a teenager. He even carpooled with former County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Michael really loved his teachers, particularly Dr. Michael Singer (z”l) and Eliezer Slomovic (z”l).
Camp Ramah played a huge role in his life, his friendships and his love of Judaism. Michael spent his youth at Ramah as a camper, counselor and Winter Camp Director.
After receiving his Master’s Degree in Judaic Studies from the University of Judaism (now American Jewish University) and serving as Hebrew School principal in multiple communities, Michael joined LA Hebrew High’s faculty. We were very lucky to have Michael as a committed teacher who impacted the lives of 100s of our students – he touched so many lives.
Unfortunately, Michael dealt with the debilitating effects of MS for many years. Especially during his illness, LA Hebrew High enabled Michael to continue to make a difference, which had great meaning to Michael and his family.