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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

Listen to and watch a lovely tribute to Israel and a survivor of Dachau on the 72nd anniversary of the State of Israel, HERE.

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib tweeted on the commemoration of the Palestinian "Nakba" that the creation of the State of Israel was an "ethnic cleansing of Palestine." Read the article HERE.

Responding to a statement by Congresswoman Tlaib holding Israelis responsible for "ethnic cleansing," Joe Biden denounced anti-Semitism and has been applauded by the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET). EMET urges him to publicly and emphatically rebuke the growing anti-Semitism within the Democratic Party, HERE.

In covering the legal measures Israel has taken to target Palestinian stipends to Palestinians involved in violent attacks on Israelis, suicide bombers and other terrorists, the New York Times lopsidedly devotes more words to the Palestinian narrative than the Israeli, promoting Palestinian support for the payments while Israeli concerns are sparse. Read how the murderers and their families get more respect from the NYT than Israeli victims, HERE.

Read Will El Al Survive the Coronavirus? taking a look at the meaures this national icon for Israel has gone to stay afloat, HERE.

A pro-BDS group, the National Lawyers Guild, has settled with an Israeli organization after refusing to give it advertising space in one of its publications. By settling, the NLG admits they've discriminated on the basis of national origin and has violated anti-discrimination laws. Read more HERE.

Watch a video on the issue of pandemic, discussing China's actions and the WHO cooperating to whitewash China's failure to alert other nations. Now the UN is promoting a story line of a WHO goodwill ambassador who is a Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece, HERE.

Polling shows that the 18-35 age group that is traditionally least suppportive of Israel change their sympathies and become pro-Israel after marriage, jobs and children. Read about this interesting pollind data HERE.

Egypt has destroyed over 3000 tunnels leading from Gaza into that country, used to terrorize and smuggle in arms. Read more HERE.

A former Nazi Hunter is going after the Whitney Museum of Art to strip them of their tax-exempt status because of an anti-Semitic/anti-Israel smear effort by senior executives and staff against a Board member who supplies tear gas to Israel. Read the story HERE.

A student branch at Hebrew University posted an anti-Israel video accusing Israel of crimes agaisnt humanity and that IDF soldiers studying at the university are "occupiers." Read more HERE.

The House has passed the NO HATE Act, which combats anti-Semitism, xenophobia and all forms of hate in the US. Please urge your senator to support this important legislation, HERE.

Spend an hour watching the amazing story of Israeli start-ups that have enabled sustainable water projects in Udandan villages, Indian slums and in Calfornia's areas of drought HERE.

Watch a video about how the Isrealis were able to break the seige of Jerusalem in 1948 with weapons stolen from a naval depot on Hawaii, HERE.

A Pakistani doctor working for Mayo Clinic on an H-1B visa was actually attempting to provide support for a Jihadi plot to aid the foreign terrorist organization ISIS. Read the story HERE.

The International Criminal Court is going to begin an investigation into war crimes allegedly committed by Israeli soldiers against Arab citizens of Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The accusations are without merit, and having the ICC with jurisdiction in this matter is problematic. Read about the biased investigation HERE.

Gaza peace activist Rami Aman was detained by Hamas for holding a video call with Israeli peace activists. Amnesty International was urged by many to speak out against the arrest, and only after 4 weeks of silence have they finally declared Aman a "prisoner of conscience" and called for his immediate release. Read about it, HERE.

The New York Times can't help itself– pioneering ways to smear Israel, HERE.

Anti-Semites are saying COVID-19 is a Jewish plot to consolidate power- yet another permutation of blood libel and poisoning accusations. Jews must not underestimate this in an age of soical media's global reach. Read about it HERE.

HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, has taken a lot of heat lately because it has nominated as its leader Dianne Lob, who has associated with anti-Israel and anti-Semitic groups and has prioritized Muslim refugees over advocating for Israelis and Jews. But why has HIAS seemed to have abandoned Jews? Read what's going on HERE.

Read "Why Our Planet is a Breeding Ground for Emerging Diseases," explaining that while we had thought, in1948, that we'd eradicated infectious diseases forever, new infections have emerged as we've encroached on animal habitats, HERE.

Even while Palestinian children are being home-schooled during the COVID-19 lockdown, they are still being taught anti-Semitic hatred in their educational materials. Read about it HERE.

Please send a letter of thanks to Congressman Suozzi, after Congress called on the UN to extend its arms embargo on Iran by clicking HERE.

Germany has seen the light and it banning all Hezbollah activities on German soil. Read more HERE.

HIAS, upon close examination, knowingly promotes policies that endanger Jews and is linked to Islamic terrorism. Read why HIAS should not be a part of the Jewish community, HERE.

SJP (Students for Justice in Palestine) won the Collaboration Award at Tufts University for their campaign involving the university's police department and the Israeli police force and millitary. The university denounced the award ane will review the process. Read more HERE.

Israel has actually done a great deal for Palestinians, Hamas, Syrians snd others, yet the WHO (World Health Organization), which should be apolitical, unjustifiably condemns Israel and is joined by France, Belgium and Sweden. Read about it HERE.

Listen to Rabbi Marvin Hier reading from his book Meant to Be: The Book, for the best audio defense of the Jewish and Zionist Cause Rabbi Silverman hasever heard 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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