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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

Call on the administration of Johns Hopkins University to take action in response to anti-Semitic tweets by one of its teachers' assistants, HERE.

Read a Newsweek article, Is the EU Combating or Whitewashing Anti-Semitism, HERE.

The California high school ethics studies curriculum is treating Jews differently than other minorities. Read about it HERE.

A homeless man who returned a lost wallet was rewarded with a Bat Mitzvah girl's money, HERE.

Read the story of a Jewish business owner and a neo-Nazi, HERE.

Read an article that busts the theory that Israel is an apartheid regime HERE.

An Israeli eye surgeon has set up a practice in Ethiopia. Read this feel-good story, HERE.

Israeli-built inexpensive drones is an effective weapons system Read about these munitions HERE.

The UC Merced professor who posted anti-Semitic tweets will not be teaching next semester. Read how UC Merced is sorting things out HERE.

Some left wing Jewish and Israeli groups opposed the adoption of the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism, saying the effort to combat anti-Semitism is being misused and exploited. Read more HERE.

Read about the anti-Semitic/anti-Israel nests that our college students will increasingly encounter on campuses- all spoon-fed propaganda, HERE.

PBS is airing "The Codebreaker," about the story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, a cryptanalyst decoded thousands of messages for the US government during the World Wars I and II. Watch a preview, HERE.

The role of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism has been elevated by the US Senate to an ambassador position. Read more HERE.

In 2000, a decision by Fordham University refusing to allow a Students for Justice in Palestine club was overturned and Fordham was told they must recognize the SJP chapter. Now, the NY State Supreme Court overturned the earlier ruling saying that the earlier court did not have standing to hear the case, and finding that he club would be engaged in "disruptive and coercive actions." Read more about this promising development HERE.

As Jews are calling out racism and seeking solidarity with movements for racial justice, they are not calling out anti-Semitism and insisting on a dialogue for rooting out anti-Semitism. Read Judy Davis' blog in The Times of Israel HERE.

Joe Biden has a couple of new tools to allow him to strengthen international ties, support human rights and combat anti-Semitism. Read what they are HERE.

The PLO Institute for the Care of the Families of the Martyrs and Wounded has been found by a Canadian criminal court to have been created to incentivize acts of terrorism against Israelis. Read about the ruling HERE.

The parents of Malki Roth, an American student murdered in the 2001 Sbarro pizzeria bombing in Jerusalem, have written an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal standing with Chris Christie and the parents of Daniel Pearl in outrage over the Pakistani court decision to free one of Daniel Pearl's murderers. Read their letter HERE.

Etsy has removed the "Camp Auschwitz" T-shirt from it's site after the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and State Museum called on them to do so following the mob invasion of the US Capitol, HERE.

A third draft of the California Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum has been released, with some improvements to the anti-Israel themes it contained but further revisions are needed. Please tell California education officials to reject pressure from anti-Israel extremists, HERE.

As Mahmoud Abbas begins the 17th year of his 4-year term, what goes unmentioned by news outlets is the inefficiency, despotism and corruption of his government. Read more HERE.

Read about the "Antisemites of the Week," some American "patriots" who were part of the Capitol riot, HERE.

If you're 75 and over and would like to make an appointment for a vaccine, click HERE. or call 833-697-4829, 7 am-10 pm daily.

Listen to Arnold Schwarzenneger's video decrying the damage of the "Big Lie" in societies that became autocratic and fascict, HERE.

An Israeli air conditioning company had filed a patent for an air conditioning system that they claim purifies almost 100% of viruses, germs and bacteria. Read more HERE.

Jewish-American billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has died, one of the most consequential figures in American Jewish history. Read about his legacy, HERE.

Learn about the role of anti-Semitism in the Capitol attack, HERE.

Israel is vaccinating over 100,000, over one percent of it's population, per day, and at present, has vaccinated over 20 persent of its population in barely over three weeks. While they have exhausted their supply, but under an agreement with Pfizer, Israel is sharing its medical data in exchange a resupply. Read what Israel can teach us about rolling out the vaccine, HERE.

Please register for a presentation by Associate Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University, Miriam F. Elman, on "Confronting Israel Delegitimization & Antisemitism: Trends, Challenges, Solutions," on Sunday, January 17 at 12:00 pm, HERE. After registering, you'll receive an confirmation email with information about how to join the meeting.

The riots on Capital Hill included a "blast of right-wing anti-Semitism," inlcuding a mean wearing a shirt that said "Camp Auschwitz." Read more about the protesters HERE.

Our presidential administration must not, in a desire for a "peace agreement," make a pact with Sudan to forgive past terrorism. Read more HERE.

The Rabbinical Assembly has released a statement on the attack on the US Capitol, HERE.

A graduate student and teaching assistant at Johns Hopkins University has threatened to fail pro-Israel students. Read about this bigotry, HERE. Sign a petition to let Johns Hopkins know that consequences are expected, HERE.

Read the very strong case for getting COVID-19 vaccines - a new Teshuvah passed by the CJLS, 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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