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 25 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

A recent New York Times Op-Ed claims Jesus was a Palestinian. Writer Emmanuel Miller, of Honest Reporting, writes how this is absurd, HERE.

Urge your senator and representative to Congress to sign a letter in response to threats on Israel's northern border which backs Israel's right to defend itself, pressure Iran and Russia for their activities in Syria, and sanction Hezbollah, HERE.

Alan Dershowitz writes in defense of Chelsey Clinton, who publicly criticized Ilhan Omar for her anti-Semitic statements. She was accused of contributing to an atmosphere of anti-Muslim hate. Read about it HERE.

Be inspired for Pesach by an animated version of Louie Armstrong's Let My People Go, HERE.

The British government gives millions of pounds each year to Palestinian schools that teach a curriculum of violence and hatred. Dame Louise Ellman has submitted an International Development Assistance bill in response. Read about it HERE.

In 2008, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert accepted all the demands of the PA and offered Abbas more than the full area of the West Bank and Gaza, yet Abbas declined the offer. No wonder that Abbas has already rejected the Trump peace proposal before it's even been presented. Read about it HERE.

NYU has chosen to award its Students for Justice in Palestine chapter an award for its positive impact on the University community- an ongoing boycott of Zionist student clubs. In response, Turing Award winner Judea Pearl, an NYU graduate and father of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, has renounced his status as a distinguished alumnus. Read the story HERE. Another alumnus writes of her objection to this award HERE.

Read about the effort to keep up the "narrative" about the blameless, disenfranchised Palestinian people, robbed of their mythical homeland, HERE.

Read highlights from the Gaza "seminar" sponsored by federal grants and by several departments of UNC and Duke, HERE.
he repercussions of this event have resulted in sponsors demanding their investment into this event returned:
Video of open anti-Semitism at the UNC/Duke Conference HERE
Video from ABC News HERE
Read the story HERE

US Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, cited the UN's anti-Israel bias in a mid-March rally. Read his words or watch the video HERE.

An anti-Democratic rally took place in NYC by Polish nationalists protesting the recovery of property confiscated from Holocaust victims on March 31. It received very little media attention. Read about it HERE.

An Israeli boycott supporter tweeted her protest of the marketing of Israeli wine in a Dutch supermarket. Her desired effect backfired, as the Israeli wines sold out! Read about it HERE.

Soviet anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism seems much like the Democratic party's progressive wing in the US. Read this interesting parallel, HERE.

There is an important distinction between Islam and Islamist positions on the State of Israel. One is critical of policies, while the other argues for Israel's dismantling, HERE.

Read a charming article called "How I Became My Father On Israel" from The Forward, HERE.

Take just a few seconds and send a petition to Congress urging them to co-sponsor the anti-BDS resolution, HERE.

Watch a video of Emory University's shameful record of anti-Semitism in its Dental School decades ago, HERE.

Minnesota Democrats have put forward a bill to create a taskforce addressing Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, but the taskforce leaders nominated are anti-Semites from Muslim organizations, and while Jewish members are to be appointed, they have not yet been named. Read about it HERE.

Alan Dershowitz, responding to those who claim Jews have too much power, makes a strong case for more Jewish power and influence, HERE.

Read the letter from the ADL addressing Airbnb's decision not to list rentals in Israeli settlements 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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