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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

Read UN Secretary-General Anónio Guterres' address to the assembly on anti-Semitism from 9/26/18 HERE.

The bipartisan bill targeting Hamas and Hezbollah for using human shields has unanimously passed the senate. Read what this means HERE.

Elected officials need to publicly acknowledge the reality of climate change and work to reduce the trend of increasing global temperatures. Sign the petition HERE.

Linda Sarsour claims that the ADL is a "purveyor of Islamophobia" against the Muslim community. Read about it HERE.

J.K. Rowlings latest novel includes a villian who is an anti-Semite. Rowling, while critical of Benjamin Netanyahu, is herself critical of those who are anti-Semitic. This, at a time of record-high anti-Semitisim in Britain. Read about it HERE.

Thank Nikki Haley for her support of Israel and the Jewish people HERE.

Two University of California campuses, UCLA and Irvine, will refer any anti-Israel event disruptors to Orange County prosecutors for violation of statutes prohibiting disruption of public meetings, disturbing the peace and conspiracy to do either. Read about it HERE.

A Jewish Guide for tattoos. If you intend to get one, it may not be a proper Jewish act. If you already have one, you should not be excluded from anything in Jewish life, including Jewish burial. Read about it HERE.

Over 1100 students signed a petition urging Univ of Michigan president Mark Schlissel to speak out against the ostracism of Jewish students, but he has not said a word. Read about this HERE.

A University of Michigan student asked her professor for a letter of recommendation to study abroad, which he agree to do. But when he learned that the program would take place in Israel, he refused because many departments have pledged to boycott Israel, even though this is not the case at U of M. Read what followed, HERE.  The professor has now been sanctioned by the University with a stern warning, ineligibility for a merit increase in the coming year, and ineligibility to take a sabbatical next year. Read about it HERE.

Although the Taylor Act is now American law, the PA Authority announced that the terrorist's family that killed Ari Fuld would be eligible for a cash reward. The Taylor Force Act must be implemented. Please add your name to a letter to Congress to urge enforcement of the Taylor Force Act HERE.

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand rallied with anti-Israel activists Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory. Read about it HERE.

Christians in Suva, Fiji commemorated the 70th anniversary of the creation of the state of Israel with a march through the city. Watch the video HERE.

70 Americans have been killed by Palestinian terrorists since the signing of the Oslo Accords. According to US law, anytime an American citizen is murdered by terrorists abroad, our government has jurisdiction and is directed to prosecute the perpetrator to the full extent of the law. There is no statue of limitations. In the case of Ari Fuld, assistant director of Standing Together, which supports Israeli soldiers, and who was killed this past September, Jordan has refused US extradition of Ahlam Tamimi, who has bragged of her exploits. We must demand her extradition. Read about it HERE. Contribute to a GoFundMe campaign to Ari Fuld's family HERE.

The American Jewish World Service asks you to help the earthquake and tsunami victims of Indonesia HERE.

The women's glamor magazine, Vogue, in its Vogue Arabia edition, recently published a letter and accompanying photo of Ahed Tamimi, who just finished a prison term for slapping an Israeli soldier. She was trying to invoke an incident while her mother filmed it, yet it was obviously staged and Tamimi has called for stabbings and suicide bombings against Israelis- the Tamimi family has attempted to create a fantasy for political advantage. Read about it HERE. 

Read Chuck Shumer's address at the 2018 AIPAC Policy Conference HERE.

A social project, Koolulam, which aims to bring people together from all corners of Israel's multi-cultural society through song, has become a huge success. Watch the video 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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