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 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.

Israel's occupation of the West Bank is the basis for the rift between Israeli and American Jews. WE see the world in different ways. The occupation will not end in the forseeable future, and American Jews can't abide Israel as an occupying power. Daniel Gordis explores these views in his new book, We Stand Divided. Read the article HERE.

The Department of Education has opened a full-scale investigation into allegations of anti-Semitism at New York University to understand whether a hostile environment exists for Jewish students on the campus and whether, if so, the University has responded appropriately. Read about it HERE.

Read an interesting article about the corrosive and tragic effects of (pseudo) science on last century’s immigration policy, which blocked immigration from fascist oppression. Jacobi warns of potential abuses of science today in determining radical shifts in policy, but his article can also support the idea that we must check nativist tendencies, and listen to conscience more conscientiously in our immigration crisis today. HERE. Pompeo busted the "Occupation" myth HERE. Read why the Israeli settlements are not a violation of international law HERE.

Boston University is close to hiring a cultural anthropologist for a teaching position who, with 2 co-authors, has written a book focused on "settler colonialism" and claims that rape and killing of Palestinian women was "a central aspect of Israeli troops' systematic massacres and evictions..in 1948." Hiring her will advance "the moral and intellectual decline in Middle East studies." Read about it HERE.

Bernie Sanders, backed by JStreet, emphasizes his Jewishness, while he urges non-Jews to blackmail Israel and to act in ways to embolden Jew-haters. Read the Jerusalem Post article HERE.  

Stopantisemitism.org is calling upon the US Department of Education and Georgia State University to prevent the "terror-affiliated" Council on American-Islamic Relations off US college campuses. Read about it HERE.

Urge your representative to sign a bipartisan letter authored by Reps Luria, Zeldin, Stevens and Waltz highlighting the dangerous role of Hezbollah in Lebanon, asking that the UN hold its committment to contain Hezbollah, and support Israel's right to self-defense in light of the growing security threat of Hezbollah on its norther border. Take action HERE.

Two Haifa-area Arab plumbers, called to a home with a major leak, refused to accept payment from the homeowner upon finding that she was a Holocaust survivor. Read this heartwarming story, HERE.

October 31st was a tragic day in 1905, as hundreds of pogroms killing thousands of Jews across Russia amid political turmoil and riots. Read about this day in history, HERE.

Join in planting fruit tree in Israel, in memory of the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue, HERE.

Palestinians' claims that Israel occupies their land rests on the belief that Palestinians are the rightful inheritors of the land. Yet, the idea of a Palestinian state only came about in the mid-1970s when their identity was formed to suggest their "struggle" against Zionism and their identity based simply as a movement to deny the right of the indigenous Jewish people to their own homeland. Read more HERE.

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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