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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 25 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

There is no such thing as "Occupied Palestinian territory" because there never was a Palestinian territory to occupy, and Jews have been in Israel for thousands of years. Read the Wall Street Journal article HERE.

J Street U, the student arm of J Street, is attempting to "hijack" Birthright by having Palestinians also present their point of view. Read about it HERE.

See the operations on Israel's northern border that mean to neutralize cross border tunnels. Hezbollah has been using civilian homes to mask their military endeavors, HERE.

Watch a great little video done for Hadassah- My Menorah, by Schlock Rock- a blast from the past, HERE.

A Muslim woman who visited the Western Wall praises Israel and the Jewish people in a video HERE.

For Chanukah, 2 fun videos: Chanukah in Santa Monica, sung by the Gay Men's Chorus of LA, HERE; and Bohemian Chanukah (Queen Adaption) by Six13, HERE.

Read an important New York Times Opinion article about the threat of anti-Semitism from the right as well as from the left. All of it is virulent and myst not be overlooked, HERE.

Watch of video from a Palestinian refugee dispelling myths about Israel. Historically, there was not such thing as a nation of "Palestine." Someday, an arrangement may be found for his one identified group of Arabs, but efforts to claim Israel as their home are false. See the video HERE.

The faculty of Pitzer College voted to suspend the school's study abroad program in Israel. In response, the university president delivered a speech condemning this vote, questioning why Itzer shoudl cancel its program when therare other countries with contentious issues in which Pitzer has study abroad programs. Read about it HERE.

A Jewish faculty member’s office at Teachers College of Columbia University was vandalized on November 29th with swastikas and an antisemitic slur spray-painted on her office walls. Read a statement from the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies of Columbia University condemning the attack HERE. Jewish students on campus are "outraged," "distressed," and "on edge." Read about their response HERE.

There is a huge chasm between what we envision is need for a Palestinian State and what is acceptable by Palestinian leadership, whose views over the decades have been non-negotiable and risk the security of Israel. Read of the deceptive information J Street is presenting HERE.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is asking Citibank to withdraw its sponsorship of pro-BDS activist and musician Roger Waters tour in Mexico. You can contact Citibank's customer relations at 1-800-374-9700 to echo this effort.

Two US Congressmen have introduced a bipartisan bill that calls on the Government of Bangladesh to stop radical organizations, such as Jamaat-e-Islami, which pose a threat to the country's stability and democracy, and for USAID and the State Department to halt all partnerships affiliated with these extremist movements. Read about the bill HERE.

A CNN commentator declared at the UN that he feels the State of Israel should be dismantled, saying "Palestine should be free from sea to sea." Watch the video HERE. CNN has severed ties with him. Read abut it HERE.

Appalled by Trump's incendiary rhetoric but like his Israeli policies? Read how do deal with this HERE.

Watch and excellent video that questions the status quo regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict HERE. Watch another video that misleads viewers to believe that Palestinian land has shrunk when in fact there were no borders whatsoever and there was no Palestinian state, HERE.

One Wall for One People, allowing men and women to pray in an egalitarian space, asks for your donations HERE.

Pro-Israel are protesting the Students for Justice in Palestine conference to be held at UCLA, HERE.

The Palestinian Authority continues to educate their kids to murder Jews and act as human shields to protect terrorists and their weapons. Watch video proof HERE.

AirBnB is no longer allowing its services to be used by Jewish residents of the West Bank, while not limiting service anywhere in the world, according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center (HERE). It's time that accordingly, Jews take their business elsewhere. Write a letter to AirBnB HERE.

The Canadian Federation of Students passed a resolution endorsing the BDS campaign. In response, Hillels have condemned this act. Read about it HERE.

Watch a video of what Israelis are dealing with in the southern part of the country, as rockets and missiles are fired from Gaza, HERE.

Help the people of California who have suffered in the path of devastating fires:
    Donate to the Wildfire Relief Fund
    Donate to USCJ's Disaster Relief Fund

Watch a hopeful message from a Pakistani Muslim woman addressing the American people, HERE.

Donate to the JNF toward Israeli citizens living along the border with Gaza, currently being bombarded with a wave of terrorism, HERE.

Read about our very disturbed Palestinian enemy, engaging in child sacrifice as human shields, HERE.

Read an excellent and moving article written by a 3d generation Holocaust survivor family member about the Tree of Life massacre, HERE.

Read We didn't go to services, written by the husband of a rabbi in North Dakota about the fallacy of false equivalence and targeted violence, HERE.

Roger Waters continues his anti-Semitic tour through Latin America. Read about it HERE.

Read about AIPAC's Senate Club Mission in Israel, working with Congress to solidify support for Israel's iron Dome, critical right now while hundreds of rockets are being launched by terrorists in Gaza. Please see the video of missile launching escalation unfolding HERE.

The Palestinian Authority provides several benefits to terrorists and the families of dead terrorists after they've served time in prison. For example, they will accrue enough "blood money" while in prison to buy a Ferrari free of tax. Read about it HERE.

Read an interesting article about the changed Jewish landscapes after the midterm elections–the many new Jewish additions to governorships and to Congress, and the implications for Israel which remain to be seen, 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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