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Our Rabbi, Ian Silverman, earned a BA in psychology from Columbia University and an MA in Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University. His ordination took place at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College where he earned an MA in Jewish Studies and his Teacher's Certificate from Gratz College. He earned a Doctorate of Jewish Studies from the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies.

Rabbi Silverman has been a pulpit Rabbi for more than 30 years and enjoys working with our children in Religious School, teaching Adult Education courses and writing scholarly essays. Two of these essays, one on the subject of the High Priest and the other on Happenstance and Accident in Jewish traditional sources, were honored with publication in the Conservative Quarterly Journal.

Most recently, he indulged his art hobby by completing a complete set of pastel illustrations depicting each of the weekly portions of the Five Books of Moses.

Rabbi Silverman is married and has two sons.

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Rabbi Silverman's Suggested Sites to See

Anti-Semitism is as malicious on the left as it is on the right. Read Bari Weiss's latest article from The New York Times, HERE.

The Trump administration continues to fund an Islamic Relief, tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, a charity that Obama had also backed. Read about it HERE.

Read about Major General Jamal Hakroosh, the first Muslim Major General in the Israeli National Police, spoke at a UN conference in Geneva about the opportunities Israel provides to every citizen, HERE.

Elizabeth Warren's campaign has promoted the endorsement of an Iowan who has praised Yasser Arafat and heads an extreme anti-Israel organization, HERE.

With record levels of anti-Semitism, French Jews are emigrating to Israel in record numbers. Read about it HERE.

The Rabbinical Assembly is getting behind an effort to end slavery and human trafficking with a goal to increase awareness, education and advocacy. They are fundraising to rescuing people presently enslaved, to end conditions allowing slavery to persist, and protecting people vulnerable to enslavement. Tragically, the chocolate industry is rife with child and slave labor. Please support Tru'ah's "Guilt-Free Gelt" program by ordering chocolate HERE.

However we view the Trump administration, pro or con, American Jews should be most grateful for his administration’s intensified effort to fight anti-Semitic expression on the college campus and in University academic forums across the nation, by tying Title IV taxpayer support to campus efforts to renounce anti- Zionism and Jewish student harassment. This is an important step for the American Jewish community. Read an Op-Ed by Jared Kushner in the NYTimes HERE. 

Read an analysis of Israel's fraying relationship with Jordan, HERE.

An opinion piece in Princeton University's student newspaper states that a candidate for student government president should not be elected because he served in the Israeli military. Read the article HERE.

Instead of calling out anti-Semitism, we find other motives, conceal or camouflage it. We should call anti-Semitism what it is. Read this important article HERE.

Read about Brooke Goldstein, who uses her legal expertise to advocate for global Jewish human rights, including the right of self-determination, HERE.

ISIS operatives attempted to enter the US at the southern border- there is now additional concern for greater scrutiny for border scrutiny. Read about it HERE.

Joe Biden spoke up to defend Israel and labeled Bernie Sanders and other progressive voices that wish to punish Israel by reducing military assistance and aid as "bizarre." Read about it HERE.

Watch a video with Ambassador Mark Regev on Jewish and Zionist Pride, HERE.

13 countries which have regularly voted in the UN to support a pro-Palestinian agency instead voted against it this year, 'though the resolution still passed. A resolution to recognize Jewish refugees from Arab countries will soon be submitted. Read HERE.

Linda Sarsour tried to walk back hateful comments she'd made at the American Muslims for Palestine's annual convention, but there is no doubt that she is anti-Semitic and anti-Zionism. Read "Linda Sarsour Thinks You can't Hear or Read" HERE.

Jewish support for Bernie Sanders is at a very low level due to his strong opposition to many Israeli actions and polices, and his threats to reduce US aid to Israel. He also fails to oppose the global rise of anti-Semitism, while embracing anti-Semites and forces hostile to Israel in the US. Read more HERE.

Send a care package of warm winter wear, treats and a Chanukah menorah for Israeli soldiers on duty HERE.

Setting the record straight: Has the State Dept, by announcing that Israeli settlement are not illegal, reversed 40 years of US policy? Actually no. Only Presidents Carter and Obama declared them illegal. All other presidents thought otherwise.

Anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism according to Bret Stephens. Read why HERE.

Fatah is no peace partner...the movement supports Hamas with money, weapons, and political cover. Read more HERE.

Columbia University tenured professor Joseph Massad, in a speech at the Palestine Center last week, bashed Israel and endorsed terrorism. Read about his history of bigoted rhetoric HERE.

A Lebanese-born Swiss businessman purchased Nazi memorabilia in an auction and donated them to a Jewish group to prevent them from falling into the hands who might use them for dishonest intentions. Read more HERE.

Toronto's York University has been the scene of anti-Semitic violence and hate, similar to what is being seen on American campuses as well. Learn more, HERE. An outraged Canadian Syrian, witness to the pro-Palestinian mob at York Univ. reacts HERE.

Would President Michael Bloomberg be good for Israel? Explore HERE.

The Parliament of the Netherlands voted to halt aid to the Palestinian Authority saying that they fund convicted terrorists and their families. Read about it HERE.

Urge your senator to support the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act to protect survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, HERE.

Take a look at a Facebook post from a Jewish student at the Univ. of Ca. Santa Barbara campus who encountered Students for Justice in Palestine, HERE.

Dublin's parliament is finalizing a bill to implement BDS, criminalizing the importing or selling of goods produced by Israeli towns in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem to Ireland. Read about it HERE.

Read about a stop on the Underground Railroad at the home of a Jewish couple in Kansas, HERE.

The Rabbinical Assembly is calling on President Trump to dismiss Stephen Miller for his support of white supremacist ideology. Read their statement HERE.

Yair Lapid, member of the Knesset, writes in the Times of Israel that anti-semitism is not going away and it never has. It is an "ancient attempt to destroy a small and talented people that insists on maintaining their unique identity and unique voice." We must fight back by fighting the lies and the voices of hate. Read his article HERE.

Read an excellent speech by Sacha Baron Cohen in an address to the ADL, on the danger that social media presents to democracies, and the need to regulate social media from spreading hate, conspiracies and lies, HERE.

The ADL is failing to fight against anti-Semitism in New York. Read why, HERE.

Stephen Miller's promotion of articles advocating white nationalism Conservative point to the fact that politicians need to push those who support white supremacists back into the swamps, much like Bill Buckley did in the 1960s with the Birchers, Pat Buchanan and Joseph Sobran, in order to save American conservative thought and our nation from being torn apart by partisan hatred. Read about it HERE.

Bret Stephens of The New York Times writes that the Israeli settlements in the West Bank are not the obstacle to peace with the Palestinians. Read his column HERE.

Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe, writes about the conservative talk radio host David Brudnoy, who died in 2004 but would have been disturbed by the blind tribalism pervading the public discourse we are experiencing now in American politics. Read about his decency and fairness HERE.

Several American based Imams preaching in the US and Canada are claiming that Israel supports ISIS. Read about and see a video of one of them, Omar Baloch of Chicago, HERE.

While Secretary Pompei announced the reversal on the illegality of West Bank settlements, the LA Times handed down its own verdict that the settlements are "illegitimate." Read how they warped the conversation HERE.

The Arab Council for Regional Integration, made up of 32 prominent Arab figures from 15 Arab countries, has formed to urge that boycotting Israel actually harms Arab countries and specifically, Palestinians, and there should instead be cooperation between the Arab world and Israel. Read about it HERE.

Sanction those who support Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist activities- Urge your senator to cosponsor the Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act HERE.

Enter a raffle to win a luxury apartment in Jerusalem- proceeds benefit United with Israel and  Am Yisroel Chai Foundation, HERE.

How did Hamas pay for all those terror arson attack balloons? Millions of dollars were funneled by "human rights activists" in the US. Read about it HERE.

Learn about the revision of the US position on the "illegality" of settlement of the West Bank that Secretary of State Pompeo reversed this week. HERE. Read the full text of Pompeo's statement HERE.

Check out a new Facebook site dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism HERE.

NYU hosted a speaker last month, anti-Israel Palestinian-American lawyer Noura Erakat, yet when asked to host a Zionist speaker in response, the school cited budgetary reasons for not considering the request. Read the article HERE.

Learn the proper protocol to handle Palestinian activists on campuses as exemplified by Georgetown University HERE.

A video about all the wonderful aid Israel provides worldwide, that will bring a tear to your eyes HERE.

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