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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

Read an article by NYTimes writer Bret Stephens on the lesson of Colleyville. While Jew-hatred is easy to peg, antisemitism from the likes of the hostage-taker has to clear ideological hurdles. Read how this has happened, HERE.
 
The UN has adopted an Israeli resolution defining Holocaust denial and preserves the memory of Holocaust victims, while adopting the IHRA definition of antisemitism and protects future victims. Read of this rare UN action HERE.
 
CUNY's staff union is the only means by which professors can bargain for matters of their employment, but the Union is antisemitic and supports BDS, thereby making its Jewish members second-class citizens. Read HERE.
 
Read an excellent essay arguing that Jews are the indigenous people of the Land of Israel, who were colonized and settled by Islam over the centuries, making the Arab people the colonizing element, HERE.
 
Governments should remember what happened at Hitler's Wannsee Conference, when plans for the mass genocide of an entire population in Europe were enthusiastically agreed to by Germany's major ministries, becoming an official state policy– the Wannsee Protocol. Read Rabbi Marvin Hier's words HERE.
 
Trade between Israel and the Palestinians is booming, yet calls for BDS are still encouraged. The BDS movement hurts Palestinians most, while a good economy only helps Palestinians. Read To hurt Palestinians, boycott Israel, HERE.
 
Even before the UAE normalized relations with the US, an Emirati astronaut carried the Israeli flag with him to the International Space Station in 2019. Read of the importance this astronaut places on the UAE-Israeli relations HERE.
 
Sign a petition against Facebook's policies of disinformation and the censorship of pro-Demotcray and pro-Israel positions HERE.
 
Watch a video of Sasha Baron Cohen addressing the ADL as recipient of their International Leadership Award, in which he discusses the role of social media, "the greatest propaganda machine in history," on the state of the world today, HERE.
 
The hostage-taker in Colleyville, Texas acted for the release of Aafia Siddiqui. Read about Siddiqui and her terrorist actions and family connections, HERE.
 
Read a sober assessmentof what brought Faisal Akbar to take hostages in the Colleyville synagogue. While the local FBI said his motives were "disconnected" from the Jewish community, he acted out of jihadism and antisemitism rampant in the UK Pakistani Muslim Community. Read HERE.
 
Duke University's student government rejected the application for "formal recognition" by a pro-Israel group. Duke's administration is warning of legal action as a Title VI violation for this discriminatory posture. Read about it HERE. 
 
Using legal tools to combat campus antisemitism-- a must-watch for college students and their parents, HERE.
 
Harry Potter actress Emma Watson posted an Instagram message showing "Free Palestine" this week and expressed "solidarity" with Palestinians. Areas where Palestinian Arabs live do enslave them, but they need to be freed by their oppressors, Hamas and the PA. Read the story HERE.
 
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has sent a letter to Jeff Bezos callling Amazon Prime Video to stop selling the 30 Nazi propaganda films available for sale or streaming, without any disclaimer of editorial comment. Learn more HERE.
 
Please sign the petition to urge the US Senate to take immediate action to replenish Iron Dome HERE.
 
Jewish students at Rutgers University heard from Rep. Josh Gottheimer on antisemitism and Zionism. Read about it HERE.
   
Learn of some excellent organizations fighting anti-Semistism 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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