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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 Sam Levine form JNS on the Louis Farrakhan problem. The Jewish Community cannot stay silent- read why, HERE.

The Black Lives Matter platform describes Israel as an "apartheid state" involved in genocide against Palestinians. When called out on this, BLM leaders have said they are not anti-Semitic, just anti-Zionist. Alan Dershowitz makes a case that this is anti-Semitism and the good deeds of BLM do not excuse this, HERE.

Both the House and the Senate revised the National Defense Authorization Act for 2021 adding pro-Israel provisions. Read about it HERE.

An ancient mikveh has been found in the Galilee, right in the path of new highway construction. Save the mikveh, HERE.

Four Nazi's were convicted of atrocities, but in all cases, the sentences were suspended and not a day in prison was dispensed by the German courts. Read about these trials, HERE.

NBA player Stephen Jackson walked back his inflammatory comments against Jews, HERE.

A young Penn State student with a swastiza drawn on her shoulder received death threats and lost her internship, with threats of expulsion as well. Jewish sutent leaders suggested she speak with a campus rabbi and she has now apologized.Hopefully she can make a positive difference when she sees similar behavior. Read about it HERE.

Ilhan Omar is accusing her adversary in the run for Minnesota's 5th Congressional District of being the pocket of big donors, all while she is receiving help from the BDS movement. Read more HERE.

Palestinian Authority Chairman Abbas contacted students, including many who are impaired, to congratulate them on their matriculation exams, promising to fund their higher education. Read how Abbas is setting an example for world leaders HERE.

Dont use Twitter and Instagram until 9 am Weds, 7/29 to protest their failure to deal with anti-Semitic accounts. Read more about this, HERE.

Nancy Pelosi could have endorsed Antone Melton-Meaux for Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, but instead, she endorsed Ihan Omar, and insodoing, did not stand up against anti-Semitism. Read more HERE.

For those who wish to speak out on the recent spate of anti-Zionist/anti-semitic activities in Canada, take a minute to tell the Ontario government to pass the combating anti-Semitism Act into law HERE.

Congressman John Lewis was honored more than any other person by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Read why, HERE. Read more accolades for Lewis as a staunch friend of the Jewish people and advocate for a strong relationship with the State of Israel, HERE.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote in his column in The Hollywood Reporter that recent incidents of anti-Semitic tweets and posts from sports and entertainment celebrities should be condemned and that more voices should stand up against these attacks against Jews. Read an open letter to Jabbar, HERE. Charles Barkley, too, voiced his disapointment with black celebritites for their anti-Semitic remarks in a recent episode of his podcast "Steam Room," HERE.

Syracuse University students have targeted students and a professor who are openly Zionist in Instagram posts. The administration has remained silent. Read more HERE.

Urge your senators to oppose the Van Hollen Amendment, which would make Israel vulnerable by restricing security assistance. Take action HERE.

Pittsburgh Steeler's Zach Banner called on his fellow football players to support the Jewish community in the wake of anti-Semitic remarks by Philadelphia Eagles player DeSean Jackson. Read more HERE

In response to Beinart's article, the LA Journal's Shmuel Rosner writes that Beinart is known to writes to get attention and knows little about the conflict in the Middle East. His idea of a one-state Jewish and Palestinian homeland is outlandish: "...you do not take two groups of people witha murderous history who don't want to live together and force them to live together." Read more HERE.

New York Times writer Peter Beinart wrote an op-ed article positing one Israeli-Palestinian Federation in one land, which can be reminiscent of the plan in the Jerusalem zoo to house animals that are mentioned in the Bible in accordance to Biblical passages. The line was drawn when one suggested the wolf and the lamb dwelling together in the same cage. The concern was that it could be done, but only by replacing the lamb every morning. At least until the time of the Messiah. 
Better solution: insist the Palestinian leaders declare Israel’s right to exist with Jewish sovereignty, and accept land from Israel in a peace deal that Israel captured in prior efforts of the Palestinian Arabs to eliminate Israel even before they had a “West Bank”. Then they can use that land to fashion their own state. Read about Beinart's vision HERE.

Sign a petition urging California school districts NOT to approve a resolution supporting ethnic studies that promotes controversial political ideologies and activism, including BDS, HERE.

On July 4, Louis Farrakhan gave a lengthy speech blaming the Jews for all black people's problems worldwide. What he didn't mention is the Arabs and Muslims enslave blacks in five African countries. Read a report by Dr. Charles Jacobs exposing Farrakhan HERE. Farrakhan received funding from Libya, where Arabs are capturing and enslaving Black Africans from countries to the south. Watch a video HERE. YouTube and Twitter have not deplatformed Farrakhan. Report these accounts HERE.

A Kansas newspaper published a cartoon comparing an order to wear a mask to the Holocaust. The publisher refused to apologize, missing the point that masks help people live, while the yellow Star of David marked Jews for death. Read about this despicable cartoon HERE.

It's about time! Top Jewish leaders are speaking up about anti-Semitism, HERE.

Facebook doesn't seem to get it when it comes to hate and bigotry, even though advertisers are pulling their ads. Read more HERE. Sign a petition to keep economic pressure on Zuckerberg to change Facebook's policies regarding vitriol on his platform, HERE.

Learn about an Israeli who saved a Bedouin family from drowning and lost his life in the process, HERE.

The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) Policy Platform was drafted with the help of Rachel Gilmer, an estranged Jewish woman who is now co-diregor of Dream Defenders, which promotes a negative image of Israel as an apartheid state. Read about her HERE.

Biden does not support annexation and will reverse policies of the Trump administration on Israel that he feels undercut the prospects for peace. Read more HERE.

Joe Biden firmly rejects BDS and has an "unbreakable committment to Israel's security." Will he put words into action? Find out HERE.

Learn the legal basis for applying Israeli law to the Judea, Samarai and the Jordan Valley, HERE.

In two recent polls of Palestinian society, a high percentage feel that Israel's stepts toward sovereignty in the West Bank will be dire for them. Israeli's now hope that this despair may finally convince Palestinians that the end of the conflict is in their best interests. Read about Palestinian despair HERE.

A Muslim Montrealer is spearheading a petition to rename a Quebec metro station that is named after an anti-Semitic admirer of fascism. Find out more, HERE.

Anti-Israel hate groups are holding rallies and "caravans" in several cities this wek dedicated to ending the existence of Israel and promoting anti-Semistism. StandWithUs and the American Jewish Federation are using truck ads to fight back. See what's going on, HERE.

The Forward brands itself as a voice for Jewish community, but in attempting to expand its point of view to include Palestinian causes, it is promotingfalse claims and gaslighting its readers. Learn how, HERE.

The 92nd Street Y hosted a virtual event featuring an imam who has called for the destruction of the State of Israel. Read about this HERE.

Urge your Representative NOT to sign a letter conditioning US aid to Israel for supposed violations upon which the aid was established in the Obama years. This letter is being circulated by Reps Ocasio-Cortez, Jayapal, Tlaib and McCollum. Take action HERE.

Please take a minute to urge members of Congress to co-sponsor bipartisan bill promoting US-Israeli cooperation to fight COVID-19, HERE.

Read an insightful article acknowledging both justification and the fallout of imposing Israeli sovereignty in areas of Judea and Samaria, HERE.

Watch an extremely worthwhile and important message about the importance of continuing the Taylor Act, which stop the US funding of "pay to slay" Palestinian terrrorism HERE.

Florida's State's Student Senate president has posted anti-Semitic statements and videos across social media, and lately equated Israelis with Nazis, and has been defended by several campus student groups. Read HERE.  Sign a petition to have this student, Ahmad Daraldik, removed from the Student Senate, HERE.

Read an excellent piece that makes the case for limited sovereignty in sections of Judea and Samaria- probably the best chance for a two-state solution, HERE.

Club Z, a Zionist teen organization, has sent a report to California legislative bodies citing bias in educational textbooks and funding from Gulf Nations as drivers of anti-semitism in K-12 public schools, and calls for anti-discrimination laws, the Jewish Student Bill of Right, to be enacted. Read more HERE.

 

Jimmy Carter has endorsed the annexation of the West Bank. Read about it HERE.

Read Honest Reportings The Law of Annexation: What's Right and What's Wrong, and get a better understanding of what's at stake, HERE

Our Kehillat Shalom neighbor Judy Davis writes in her Jerusalem Post blog that with virulent racism currenlty a priority in this country, Jewish leaders absolutely should be raising their voices against the concurrent anti-Semitism expounded by some in the Black Lives Matter movement. Read more HERE.

The European Parliament has condemned the PA for teaching hate and violence in school textbooks, through legislation which opposes European Union aid used for this purpose. Read more HERE.

Careers are being ruined for those who dissent from the Black Lives Matter movement, yet engaging in anti-Semtism is not briging about the same moral opprobrium. Read more HERE.

Much like the anti-Semitic incitement of Palestinian schoolchildren in their textbooks, Hezbollah is doing the same in textbooks, group activities and similar means in Lebanon. Read about it HERE.

Write to your congress people to thank them for signing a bipartisan letter calling to extend the UN arms embargo on Iran and a letter calling on the International Criminal Court to drop the politically motivated case against Israel, HERE.

Is Israel's planned annexation of the West Bank "annexation" or "application of sovereignty?" Learn the distinction HERE.

Read "What are Israel's Settlement Blocs?" to understand the policies in dealing with the annexation of the West Bank, HERE.

Should you like to take action in passing the Justice in Policing Act, visit the site HERE.

75 years ago, 150,000 Iraqi Jews left Baghdad as soon as they could, heading mostly to Israel, and elsewhere, with one suitcase, due to intolerable conditions in Iraq. Read more HERE.

Read a precious article about an Israeli Arab who defends the trugh against BDSers who twist it, HERE.

Columnist Jeff Jacoby, of the Boston Globe, writes of a wise treatment for confederate statue removal, HERE.

The University of Arizona has used Title Six Funding to pay for anti-Israel bias and delegitimization, and defended their actions, HERE.

Read an argument AGAINST annexing the West Bank, because it will look like Israel has "malign intentions" to the world, threaten Israel's moral credibility, undermine those who defend Israel on Western university campuses, strengthen the Democratic challengers to Israel, and further push Black Lives Matter to the Palestinian cause. Read more HERE.

Want insight into our challenges wth anti-Semitism? Listen to some worthwhile interviews, HERE.

Watch an interview with Alan Dershowitz from the Jewish Broadcasting Service. While many of us don't agree with him regarding some issues, he's dead-on when it comes to American Jewish and Israeli-Palestinian issues, and his call upon Black Lives Matter to set the record straight with regard to their anti-Semitic stand visa vis Israel, HERE.

Former Assistant FBI Director Steven L. Pomerantz says that accusations that Israel is to blame for US Police brutality are untrue and anti-Semetic. Read the story HERE.

Read an Alan Dershowitz piece on how the Floyd protests have been exploited to demonize Israel, from The Jerusalem Post, HERE.

Watch a charming video about the extraordinary friendship of Harry S. Truman and Eddie Jacobson, and how that relationship contributed to the US recognition of the Jewish State, HERE.

Watch a video showing that the protests against George Floyd's murder have been hijacked by the BDS movement, HERE.

Read an assessment of Iran's current nuclear program HERE.

Black Lives Matter has done so much good in raising awareness of police abuses, but, says Alan Dershowitz, they must remove the paragraph in their published platform that singles out Israel as commplicit in genocide and apartheid, which is racist and just as inexcusable as white racism. Read the article HERE.

Read a Jeff Jacoby article about the looting that took place in American cities under cover of darkness, following the murder of George Floyd, HERE.

The rapper Ice Cube was blasted for an image he posted on Twitter and refused to take down, depicting a group of supposed Jewish men sitting around a board game that rests on the backs of black men. Ice Cube has a history of anti-Semitism and is a follower of Louis Farrakhan. Read about this story, HERE.

The latest big lie is that Jewish groups have facilitated trips to Israel by American first responders and police, making Israel responsible for the killing of unarmed blacks by American police. Read about this smear campaign HERE.

British pop star Dua Lipa posted and reposted a vicious anti-Israel rant, defaming the Israeli army with blood libel-like false accusations. In response, Israelis have signed a petition demanding that the Israeli Army Radio stop playing her songs. Read about it HERE.

An anti-Israel petition at the Univ of California blames Israel for police brutality and the murder of people of color. Sadly, the tragedy of George Floyd is now becoming the tragedy of the aftermath. Read about this outrage, HERE.

Despite the Iranian regime's propaganda, the number of Iranians requesting asylum in Israel or medical assistance from Israel has spiked recently. Read about this development, HERE.

The smearing of Israel and efforts to dismantle it are alive and well at Cornell's Students for Justice in Palestine. Will Cornelll University administrators call them out on an anti-Semitic post, HERE.

Read an essay representing the Judaic viewpoint on racial justice, HERE. 

Western countries believe that the goal of BDS is to change Israeli policies, but the co-founder of the BDS movement stated that the movement's goal is the end of Israel. Read about it HERE.

President Trump signed the Never Again Education Act into law, which expands funding and the educational mission of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum to increase awareness about the Holocaust to teachers across the US. Read more HERE.

Read statements of solidarity by Jewish organizations to the killing of George Floyd 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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