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

A J Street tour of Israel, booked as an alternative to Birthright, was covered in the New York Times with participants, as a result of their experience, doubting their Zionism. The group was taken to Shuhada Street in Hebron, which has been closed down for security reasons, with storefronts now shuttered. Participants are told that this is due to the Israeli occupation, 'tho' unbeknownst to the group, the once thriving commercial district has simply been moved down the road. Read more HERE.

Oregon has enacted a law requiring public schools to teach students about the Holocaust and other genocides. Read how this came about HERE.

Rabbi Silverman, in the name of the ENJC, signed on to a letter to Secretary of State Pompeo in regard to the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma. Read the letter HERE.

While at times I differ from the viewpoints of the Shalom Center, I must concur with this response to President Trump's contention that Jews are disloyal if they vote for Democrats. Every candidate and every election should be decided by analyzing a candidate's policy positions in a whole gamut of issues and understanding how well they resonate with a multiplicity of Jewish values and concerns. We are enriched by two parties to choose from; having only one party to choose from reminds me of a dictatorship. Please read a selection composed by Irwin Keller, HERE.

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib complained about Israel's security wall that has been extremely successful in stopping terrorist attacks. Read why the wall has been productive rather than destructive HERE.

Comedian Bill Maher shamed the BDS movement. Watch HERE.

Read the story of Yasmine Mohammed, an ex-Muslim woman on a mission to help apostates in Muslim countries and the "naive West" about the true nature of Islam. Read her story HERE.

The Palestinian Authority has banned any LGBTQ activities in the West Bank, HERE. Anyone participating in organizing homosexual activities will be arrested and charged for violation of the "highest ideals and values of the Palestinian Society." Progressives that celebrate Palestinians as the darlings of the left are making a big mistake. Read about it HERE.

Read about the global threat posed by radicalized children, HERE.

Read an article by a righteous gentile, Italian journalist Giulio Meotti, in the newspaper Il Fogio, called Why Israel is the World's Best Nation, HERE.

A non-Jewish professor of Middle Eastern Affairs comments on the Edinburgh University vote to boycott all things Israeli, 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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The East Northport Jewish Center
328 Elwood Road
East Northport, NY, 11731  

Phone: 631-368-6474
Fax: 631-266-2910
Religious School Office: 631-368-0875

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