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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

A former IDF soldier is suing a BDS activist for slandering her online. Read about it, HERE.

Beware of Qatar and Qatari money-it looks like it gives to progressive causes. However, in English it says it is for LGBTQ rights and prison reform, while in Arabic it questions if the Holocaust happened. Its money is cirulating in mosques and University subsidies. Read more from one small story of a brave Arab-Israeli blogger, HERE.

Top Palestinian Authority official Saeb Erekat has gone to Israel's Hadassah Hospital to be treated for COVID-19, even as the PA has been saying that Israel is intentionally infecting Palestinians with the virus to kill them, and Erekat himself has claimed that Israelis are "spitting on Palestinian cars and property in order to transfer the Corona disease...". This is also the man that Harvard is making a fellow of the Kennedy School of Diplomacy. Hopefully Mr. Erekat will recover and express gratitude to the Israeli medical professionals that treated him with the same care and priority that they do each and every patient. Read about it HERE.

Read about the "Newark Minutemen"- Jews who fought the Bund Nazi movement in the 1930's, HERE.

The New York Times has whitewashed the rabid anti-Semitism of Hajim Al Husseini, the first modern nationalist Palestinian leader, HERE.

What a sad world view when an Israeli actress cannot play a role of queen with Grecian ancestry. Read about The Guardian blasting Gal Gadot for her role as Cleopatra HERE.

Read an important Op-Ed from Bari Weiss. EVERY JEWISH AMERICAN SHOULD READ THIS HERE.

Read a blog by former AIPAC staff member Wendy Singer, discussin the new film Kings of Capital Hill, which discusses the role of AIPAC in US politics. Singer finds the story misguided. Read why, HERE.

Human Rights Watch sounds the alarm regarding the newest members of the UN Human Rights Coucil- China, Russia, Pakistan and Cuba. Read how no less worthy nations could have been appointed HERE.

Facebook will ban posts that deny or distort the Holocaust. Read about this positive evolution for Facebook and CEO Zukerberg HERE.

San Francisco State Univ President Lynn Mahoney, as well as Profs. Absulhadi and Kinukawa have been referred for potential prosecution for providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization by holding an online lecture by Palestinian terrorist Leila Khaled. While Khaled's appearance was cancelled by Zoom and Facebook, YouTube ran the transmission for 23 minutes before it was halted. Mahoney ignored demands to cancel the event. Read more HERE.

AOC is giving a cold shoulder to her Jewish constituents- not a good sign. She cancelled her participation in a memorial to Yitzhak Rabin, and has for months refused to meet with leaders of New York's Jewish communities. Read HERE.  Aside from pro-Palestinian voices that influenced AOC's about-face, prominent left-wingers were critical of AOC attending, including officials from Peace Now Israel, J Street, and even Rabin's granddaughter Noa Rothman. Read about the demonisation of Rabin HERE.

Read an article arguing the wisdom of the Trump peace plan. While the plan has no engagement from the Palestinian leadership, waging peace with neighboring Arab nations may lead to Palestinians understandng that the time for compromise and realism is slipping away, and that they may lose territory through their intrasigence, rather than gaining more, HERE.

This summer, fires damaged the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Portland. Rewards are being offered for anyone with information about the fires and a fundraising effort to rebuild the center has begun. If you'd like to learn more about the fires and to contribute to the fundraising campaign, click HERE.

Read the latest from the American Jewish Committee HERE.

In our world, saying "I don't know" or "I don't have astorng opinion about that" makes us feel week or unsophisticated. But our Jewish tradition says that humility, nuance and admitting we don't know are signs of strength. Read this piece by Rabbi Efrem Goldberg HERE.

Educate yourself on the many shapes and shades of anti-Semitism through the 11 stories in this video. When we are able to define anti-Semitism following the modern IHRA definition, we can combat it. Watch HERE.

A model for education in Arab countries– the UAE teaches tolerance of Israel and Jews, positive aspects of diversity and inclusivity, with peache as the ultimate goal for global society. Read about it HERE.

Read about an inspiring woman, the Ballerina of Auschwitz, HERE.

Watch a "zoominar" on the California High School Ethnic Studies Curriculum, which has nothing to do with critical thinking or finding commonalities but is a scary effort to use well-intended iniatives to brainwash high school students. Please support the groups trying to begin from scratch and have Governor Newsome veto this program, even if you aren't a California resident, HERE.

Watch a video of a geopolitical expert, Col. Richard Kemp, on the significance of the Abraham Accords on the likely direction Middle East affairs will take upon either Trump or Biden being elected HERE.

Two weeks ago, Iran executed champion wrestler Navid Afkari, charged with murdering a security guard, insulting the supreme leader and waging war against G-d. Iran has long abused and persecuted its athletes. Join the AJC in its campaign to bar Iran from the 2020 Tokyo Games HERE.

Watch and excerpt from the first Yom Kippur in the DP camps under US custody, and the removal of General Patton, an anti-Semite, from command, HERE.

Read Rabbi Lauren Holzblatt's tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg z"l HERE.

Read yet another Jewish professor with misguided notions about the dynamics of failed diplomacy for Middle East peace, HERE.

Take the Mazon pledge and donate the amount you aved in fasting to Mazon, which feeds 80 million food insecure sould in the US as a result of the pandemic and its economic impasct. Watch a short and powerful video HERE.

Credit card companies Mastercard and Visa have been warned to cut ties with banks dealing with the Palestinian authority, which provide services to known terrorists.Read how these companies could face civil and criminal liability HERE.

Read about BDS shaming campaigns, being fought by Shurat HaDin in pursuit of justice, HERE.

Watch Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Rosh Hashanah message to the British people HERE.

Victory! Zoom will not allow it's service to be used for the webinar featuring terrorist Leila Khaled at San Francisco State University. Read more about this fantastic development HERE.

Read a good article about Ruth Bader Ginsburg- a lesson in balancing firm principle with tenacious civility, HERE.

The father of Alisa Flatow, who was killed in a Palestinian terrorist attack while riding a bus in Israel, questions why San Francisco State Univ. has invited a known terrorist to take part in a round table discussion later this month. Read more HERE. The terrorist is Leila Khaled, and you can read the story of how El Al pilot Uri Bar-Lev foiled Kahled and an accomplic during a violent midair hijacking attempt on a flight from Amsterdam to New York HERE. It is shocking that SF State is not in violation of Title VI funding. 

The case against a NY-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital pediatric resident doctor who posted anti-Semetic and anti-gay messages will be in court this week. The hospital dismissed him but he had sued to be readmitted to the residency program and won. The hospital appealed the decision. Read more HERE. StandWithUS sent a letter to the NY State Dept of Health of Professional Medical Conduct, calling them to investigate the pediatric resident and respond immediately. Read about it HERE.

The New York Times promotes the belief that there is no such thing as a Jewish People's right to self-determination in their homeland; that Judaism has no basis for national origin. Read the article, HERE.

Dr. Elaine Solowey, an authority on desert agriculture, planted some ancient date seeds found at Masada from an extinct variety of Judean Palm. Read the Times of Israel article, HERE.

The Movement for Black Lives is convening to unveil a new policy platform. Their last platform, 4 years ago, accused Israel of genocide. Will this platform mention Israel? Read HERE.

The school curriculum for California has been criticized for ignoring Jews and focusing only on Arab Americans in the Middle Eastern policy. Yet Mizrahi Jews, who came to the US as refugees from Arab and Muslim societies in the Middle East, a significant part of the Jewish people and who have been oppressed and forced into "Ashkenormality," are just as much victims as Palestinians. Their experience should also be a part of the school curricula. Read about it HERE. Sign a petition demanding an inclusive ethnic studies curriculum free of anti-Semitism HERE. If you'd like more information on the anti-Jewish curriculum being crafted in California's public high school system, read  HERE and watch HERE. Participate in a webinar to learn about the consequences on the CA Ethnic Studies Curriculum on Tuesday, 9/29 at 5:00 pm on Zoom. Register 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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