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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

Bret Stephens writes in the New York Times about the anti-Semitic Democrats who stripped funding for Israel's Iron Dome from the bill to keep the US Government afloat. While another bill to bring Iron Dome funding was quickly passed, read how Stephens nails it in his opinion piece HERE. You can thank your representative for voting to pass the replenishment pakcage for Iron Dome HERE.
 
The Munich Olympic attack on Israeli athletes is celebrated yearly as a "heroic operation" by Abbas's Fatah party, a group the US government sillt considers "the moderates." Read how Fatah celebrates these murders HERE.
 
What does it mean to take pride in being a Jew? Read an essay by David Harris in The Times of Israel to find out, HERE.
 
This week, a Dartmouth professor wrote, in an online Israeli magazine, that Abba Eban's assertion that Israel's borders are the "borders of Auschwitz" is "grotesque." Read an essay by Stephen Flatow, explaining that Eban, in 1967, was describing Israel's extremely vulnerable borders, and if penetrated, would put the country in jeopardy, with Arab armies killing every Jew they could, HERE.
 
Some members of Congress are trying to block vital funding for Israel's Iron Dome. Please urge your representatives to vote "yes" on Iron Dome funding, HERE. Progressive Democrats removed the portion of the appropriations bill to fund the Iron Dome, with House leadership proposing a separate bill to restore the funding. Read why we must be vibilant about anti-Semitic animosity on the left, HERE
 
Israel Ambassador to the UN has criticized Rep. AOC for her efforts to block US weapons sales to Israel. Read more HERE.
 
Urge UNC's Chapel Hill University Chanceloor to ensure students are not penalized for observing Yom Kippur. The instructor of a course on Israel/Palestine, who regularly calls for the destruction of Israel on social media and in the classroom, has scheduled a quiz for Yom Kippur. Click HERE to sign and send a letter.
 
Alumni of Rutgers University have denounced anti-Israel comments made by the university's Students for Justice in Palestine, and have called on Rutgers to condemn all attempts to conflate anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism. Read about it HERE.
 
Read the latest Jeff Jacoby essay from The Boston Globe, distinguishing between Islam and Islamism (the "jihad" extremist fringe). 20 years after 9/11, most Americans are not Islamophobic and the vast number of American Muslims are patriotic. Read his work HERE.
 
Urge California Governor Newsom to veto a bill that would facilitate adoption of an anti-Semitic curriculum, HERE.
 
Add your name to the condemnation of Burlington, Vermont's irresponsible and false BDS resolution regarding Ben & Jerry's, HERE.  Burlington City Council has withdrawn the resolution supporitng BDS. Read abut their public meeting HERE.
 
Have a say in the ongoing debate about Critical Race Theory and how it's infecting the ethnicity curriculum in California. Contact Governor Newsome directly, HERE.
 
Read of a great story of Israeli ingenuity in saving the honey bee from extinction, HERE.
 
For Rosh Hashanah, walk the ancient steps of the Kotel, hear the shofar blow and enjoy blessing from this holy site, HERE.
 
Watch out for anti-Semitism on the right and the left. Once again, the Washington Post is politicizing Jew hatred, HERE.
 
When your kids visit library sites for information on the Middle East, keep an eye out for anti-Israel propagandists. In Philadelphia, librarians are being accused of indoctinating children against Israel, HERE.
 
Abraham Joshua Heschel posthumously answers to the progressive "woke" crowd on the Jewish people's right to self-determination and security in the land of Israel, HERE.
 
Watch a video interview of Merav Michaeli and Bari Weiss, two of the most articulate and insightful minds on political trends and perceptions of Jews, Israel and Judaism, 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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