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

The University of Illinois and Urbana-Chapaign held a recent presentation that included anti-Semitic references. The Pro-Israel community has reacted against the program and the school chancellor has denounced the the presentation. Read about it HERE.

The borough of Highland Park, NJ and it's library have planned a library book reading of P is for Palestine, which has been designed to indoctrinate children to vilify jews and Israel, as well as advocating for the destruction of Israel. A legal action has been enacted. Read about it HERE.

Berlin is, by far, the most anti-Semitic location in Europe. Read of just some of the most publicized cases of anti-Semitism in the capital of Germany HERE.

Jewish communities and pro-Israel groups mourn the passing of Representative Elijah Cummings, HERE.

Mauritania, where over 500,000 people are enslaved, is up for election to the UN. If there were a Nobel Prize in hypocrisy, surely the UN would receive it. Read about it HERE.

The policy of the PA has been to rewrite the history of the Land of Israel in order to deny Israel's right to exist. Still, documentation from antiquity and archeological finds confirm that Jews have been a presence, including a recent discovery by the City of David Foundation of a 2,600 year old royal seal, bearing the name, in Hebrew, of the son of King David. Read about it HERE.

Violent Muslims threatened a pro-Israel activist at York Uinversity in Toronto, and this is happening elsewhere, including NYU and Columbia. Watch the video HERE.

Chuck Schumer defends Israel and the Jewish people in an address at AIPAC. Watch it HERE.

Archie Gottesman, in the New Jersey Jewish News, writes about the 5 things she's doing to prioritize and stand up to anti-Semitism, HERE.

Read the remarks of the new US Amassador to the UN Kelly Craft describing her committed support to Israel's fair treatment as a chief priority, HERE.

Watch a video produced by the Palestinian Authority, Israel's supposed "peace partner," a denial of the Holocaust and the 6 million Jews slaughtered by the Nazis, HERE.

The UN has released a report from it's Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, which discusses the proliferation of anti-Semitism "across the globe," and also defines anti-Semistim, which, thereby, deligitimizes BDS. Read about the report HERE.

Read an opinion piece by Natan Sharansky where he applies his 3D test to BDS and finds that the same anti-Semitism of the past is again being used today. Read his article HERE.

With the scourge of white supremacism on the rise, we must still keep our eye on the threat of radical Islamism, which is gathering new strength. Read about it HERE.

Sign a petition against having the anti-Semitic and Israel-Hating Malaysian Prime Minister speak at Columbia University HERE. Read about him HERE. Ronald Lauder has proposed a halt of donations to Columbia in protest of the scheduled appearance of PM Mahathir Mohamed (prompting Rabbi Silverman to halt his donations to his alma-mater as well). Read the Algemeiner article HERE.

Benny Gantz will not heal the rift between Israel and US Jews. We need to deepen our understanding of one another. Read the Daniel Gordis article from the NY Times, 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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