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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

The Birkenau Church, topped by its large cross, on the perimeter of Auschwitz, is an affront to many who view Auschwitz-Birkenau as a sacred Jewish memorial ground. Read more HERE. 

Read why the right, center and left in Israel see potential in the Trump Peace Plan, in an article authored by a former Labor Party member of the Knesset, HERE.

Read some interesting articles regarding Michael Bloomberg's candidacy. His centrist voice may appeal to many. Read a Washington Post article about his stance on anti-Semitism, Iran and Israel HERE. Read his criticism of Trump and Sanders from the Sun Sentinel HERE.

Please take a few moments and vote toward the vitality of conservative Judaism in Israel– vote Mercaz HERE. NYC-Long Island synagogues are competing for which shul has the most people voting, so please help Rabbi Silverman's ENJC win!

The UN released a list of Jewish-owned businesses in the settlement areas and the companies that do business with them, much as the Nazis instituted a national boycott of Jewish-owned businesses soon before they came into power. Yet other countries with land disputes are not blacklisted--only Israel. Read about it and watch a video, HERE.

Read a positie perspective on the Trump peace deal by an Ottoman Turkey historian and former US Department of Defense official, HERE.

Women of Radical Islamic nations feel that the hijab sands for chastity ethics and deprives them of their basic rights. For years, many women have been arrested and imprisoned for refusing to wear them. Yet in Sweden, women champion the hijab and see it as the "look of the year." World Hijab Day was February 1st, when someone should have stood up for the women who do not want to wear one. Read about it HERE.

Judaism is not a religion; it is the identity of a people forcefully removed from the land of Judea that is made up of the culture, values, laws, ethics, history tradition, aspirations, connection to a higher power, way of life and will of a people that wishes to someday return to their homeland. Watch an informative and entertaining video that explains who we are as Am Israel, HERE.

Facebook has, for years, turned a blind eye to yhe promotion and glorification of terror and murders of Israelis. Read about their double standard HERE.

UC Santa Barbara is calling for a boycott of a Hilllel sponsored trip to Israel and Palestine, which is advertised to explore Israeli society, Palestinian society and conflict in the region, with a variety of speakers that include Christian, Druze, Jewish-Israeli, Plestinian and Muslim voices. Students for Justice in Palestine oppose the trip for a variety of baseless reasons you'll find HERE.

Surprisingly, Arab states have been restoring Jewish heritage sites and remembering Jewish history within their lands. Learn more HERE.

Sadly, who is hurt most from the UN blacklisting of companies dealing in the settlements is Palestinian employees. Read why HERE.

Another wrinkle in the Trump peace plan: Part of the plan involves redrawing the border to allow the Galilee Triangle, now part of Israeli but inhabited by mainly Palestinians, to become part of the State of Palestine. The problem is that those Arabs prefer the perks of being Israeli citizens, and if they are forced to be part of the Palestinian State, will move to Israel, which Israel does not want. Read about it HERE.

The Trump peace plan needs pragmatic Palestinian business leaders to negotiate with rather than the corrupt dictatorial leaders in Abbas and his repressive regime. Read Natan Sharansky"s commentary HERE.

Watch a short video that shows how Israel won the War of Independence in 1948–with four Messerschmitts smuggled from Czechoslovakia and piloted by Jewish pilots from the US, UK and Canada in a trailer for the movie "Above and Beyond," HERE.

Can a Jewish man touch a woman or shake her hand? There is nothing in the Torah or Talmud forbidding it. Read the response of the Schechter Institute, HERE.

Get a glimpse into the life of Kirk Douglas through the words of his rabbi, David Wolpe, HERE.

Sign a petition calling on EU member states to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of anti-Semitism as a first step toward enforcing legislation against hate. Sign HERE.

A recent Harvard graduate, attending a lecture called "The Hundred Years' War on Palestine" last year at the Midtown Harvard Club, dared to ask a question which spurred on "mob-like" fury. She was subsequently expelled from the Harvard Club. She is now suing to be reinstated. Read about it HERE.

Despite the generous offers Israel has made to the Palestinians for peace, they have always rejected them. Now, regardless of what you think of Trump's plan, he has shown them the price of saying no. Read From Rabin to Trump: A Price for Saying No? HERE.

See VP Mike Pence's Yad Vashem speech in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, HERE.

Watch a video from a new animated web series in Arabic that hopes to build bridges between Muslims and Jews, HERE.

Over thousands of Americans have signed a petition asking members of Congress to withdraw letters of support for the Council on American Islamic Relations saying that CAIR is anti-Semitic and should not be supported by anyone who opposes racism. Read about this effort HERE.

Kansas City Chiefs' lineman Mitchell Schwartz is proud of his Jewish identity. Read about him HERE.

The Senate passed a pro-Israel/anti-BDS bill, which imposes new sanctions on Syria, boosts security cooperation between Israel and Jordan, and allows state and local governments to ban contractors who participate in BDS. Those opposing the measure were Rand Paul (R), Bernie Sanders (I), and 21 Democrats, including Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren. Read more, HERE.

Read Bret Stephens Op-Ed from The New York Times, discussing the Trump peace plan. Every time the Palestinians have turned down a peace effort, they have come away with less. Read the pros and cons HERE.

Will the Palestinians accept or acquiesce to Trump's Peace Plan? Since a mutual deal seems impossible, the only other way is through constructive resignation– that this is the best deal available to them. It may not work, but any other way has failed. Read about it, HERE.

For 75 years the words "Never Again" have been invoked by the memory of the Holocaust, yet genocide and ethnic cleansing still takes place, as even now in Myanmar, thousands of Rhohingya people have been killed by Buddhist militias. Read Jeff Jacoby's Opinion piece from the Boston Globe, HERE.

Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas, calling Trump "a dog, son of a b**ch, and a violent man," has refused to take phone call from President Trump and rejects his Mideast Peace Plan even before knowing the full details. This is another sad example of never losing an opportunity to lose an opportunity, HERE. In fact, the PA has announced a "Day of Rage," on the day the plan is to be revealed, calling for "escalation of resistance." Read about their planned mass rage, HERE.

A Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional District of the US House of Representatives, Shaniyat Chowdhury, is accusing Israel of "human rights violations" and is a supporter of BDS. Read why he should not be supported, HERE.

Watch a video telling the story of Tibor Rubin, a Holocaust survivor who enlisted with the US Army in the Korean War, and despite acts of heroism, was denied the Medal of Honor by his anti-Semitic sargeant. He finally received it many years later. See a slide show of his life, HERE.

Listen to a Bob Dylan song, The Neighborhood Bully, from 1983, which equates Israel with an “exiled man” who is unjustly labeled a bully for fending off constant attacks by his neighbors, 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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