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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 staff member of The Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, gave a lecture saying Jews practiced ritual murders of Christians, but will not be disciplined because his speech was "extracurricluar." Read more HERE.

Some liberal scholars are publishing new definitions of anti-Semitism that they hope will replace the now standard IHRA definition. Read their objections to the IHRA definition and why they should make sure it is applied appropriately rather than adjusing or replacing it, HERE.

Biden's administration is pushing to restore Palestinian aid, which would bypass the PA and go directly to charities in the West Bank and Gaza, but this is coming up against the Taylor Act, which prohibits funding that rewards terrorists and their families. If the PA is saving money, they can spend it on terror. Read about the hurdles Biden faces HERE. Israel's envoy to the UN has made clear his disappointment and objection to the renewal of aid to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which assists Arab refugess, which incites and perpetuates the conflict against Israel in eductional materials. Read more about his objections HERE.

Netanyahu is warning the Biden Administration that Israel will not be bound by US-Iran negotiations on a new nuclear agreement. Read about it HERE.

Photos recently brought to auction include images of the grand mufti of Jerusalem, Amin al-Hussein, posing with Nazi officials at Trebbin concentration camp, where forced labor and violence were part of the daily lives of the Jews there. Read the article HERE.

Two Ohio Republican politicians are being criticized by state Jewish leaders for their comparison between the COVID-19 vaccination efforts and Nazi Germany. Read how they are doubling down on their stances, HERE.

A bipartisan bill has been reintroduced requiring that the US State Department review educational materials used by the Palestinian Authority to determine how US funds are used so that they conform to standards of "peace and tolerance." Read about this legislation HERE.

The Sudanese government is repealing its law that mandates boycotting Israel following the normalization of relations between the countries last October. Read about this decision HERE.

The US and Iran will be discussing the nuclear deal, and the US would like a longer agreement that addresses concerns raised by Israel and other Arab countries. Read Special Representative Robert Malley's concerns HERE.

The Disney Channel had a Passover show, but changed the text from "next year in Jerusalem" to "next year in the Holy Land." This was intentionally changed for political correctness, but this is not how Jews end the seder and Disney, and while criticized by B'ni B'rith and others, has not bothered to respond. Read more HERE.

Palestinian Islamic scholar and secretary-general of the Jerusalem committee of the International Union of Muslim Schlolars, Mraweh Nassar, wants the world cleansed of Jews in order for Muslims to have true peace. Read of his inflammatory rhetoric HERE.

Marc Lmont Hill, formerly with CNN and fired for calling on the destruction of Israel, is currently a professor at Temple University, where he continues to speak about a violent end to Israel. Read why Temple University should take action against him, HERE.

The NYPD is investigating an attack on an Orthodox Jewish family in Lower Manhattan last week, saying there is no evidence of this being a hate crime, yet whom did he select to attack? Read about the attack HERE. 

The recent Israeli elections put the Israeli Arab party Ra'am, led by Mansour Abbas, in a position that's shaking up the political scene. Read how this Abbas is willing to ally with Zionist parties, HERE.

100 years after the Olympic Nazi Games of 1936, German athletics officials are advocating for a joint Berlin-Tel Aviv bid to host the summer Olympics in 2036 to signal peace and reconciliation. Read about this development, HERE.

Louis Armstrong was a great friend to the Jewish people and even wore a Star of David around his neck. Find out why, HERE.

Read an excellent article on the need for Israel to exist alongside a Palestinian state that allows both cultures to flourish, HERE.

Watch a video that demonstrates the sentiments of Israeli Arabs and whether they prefer living under Israeli or PA rule, HERE.

An iimam in Miami calls Jews the "offspring of apes and pigs" and criticizes those who seek peace and normalization with Jews. One wonders why he is not stripped of his citizenship and deported.Watch a video of him HERE.

The "Jerusalem Declaration" carves out a space for anti-Zionists to advocate for the elimination of the Jewish state without being accused of anti-Semitism. Read more HERE.

Why is Israel blamed so heavily for its treatment of Palestinians by the Muslim world, while Arab nations say not a word about China's oppressed Uyghur Muslims who wallow in detention camps and are targeted for ethnic cleansing? Read an explanation HERE.

Learn about Churchill's seminal trip to "Palestine," 100 years ago, and his committment to Balfour's Declaration of a Jewish Homeland in a Moriah film HERE.

Watch a fun video song by Six13, The Red Sea Shanty: A Pirate Passover" HERE.

Read the story of an Iranian who was able to see Shindler's List and then visited concentration camps, all to discover that dictatorial regimes distort history. Read how he had newfound respect for Israel HERE. 

Read about the positive experience of a Baltimore high school teen attending a StandWithUs conference HERE.

Turkey was once a friend to Israel, but now the Turkish school curriculum has been radicalized and "all catastrophes in the Middle East...are attributed to Zionism and implicitly to Jews." Read why this has happened, HERE.

Read some about hate on social media, by the Simon Weisenthal Center, HERE.

Watch a UN Watch video with Israeli Arab Yoseph Haddad, who discredits efforts to smear Israel regarding Covid vaccines, HERE.

This Pesach, we should remember the slaves of South Sudan. Watch a video showing the liberation of slaves captured from the Dinka tribe, HERE.

Watch a video recounting a modern day miracle, reinforcing the idea that G-d works in mysterious ways: Had it not been for the rules of matzah shmurah, many lives would have been lost. We should all buy Shemurah Matzah- see why HERE.

As we begin to emerge from the Covid 19 pandemic, we should thank G-d for having come out from darkness into light. Watch a video by Rabbi Silveman's teacher, Professor David Golinkin on thanking G-d HERE.

With the decision by the International Criminal Court to open a war crimes probe against Isael, the Hague as yet to respond to a lawsuit filed to the ICC by an Israeli mother of a 14 year old girl murdered in her bed by a Palestinian terrorist. Do they have jurisdiction or not? Donate to the Shurat HaDin to deal with such cases HERE.

What if the scientific community becomes active in the BDS movement? It's already happening. Read HERE.

Mayors across the world's major cities gathered in Germany for the "Mayor's Summit Against Anti-Semitism" to discuss methoes for countering the spread of anti-Semitism. Read more about the conference HERE.

A top PA official, Jabril Rajoub, has glorified women terrorists as honorable role models, stating that Fatah and the PA thus demonstrate equal rights for women. Read about his ideology 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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