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

While there have been almost 200 UN resolutions on Palestinian refugees, there have been no resolutions or support by UN agencies for Jewish refugees from Arab countries. Read about how the Israel-Arab conflict can be solved only by the acknowledgement of the ethnic cleansing of Jews and the rejectionism of Jewish human rights, HERE.

Palestine Advocacy Days, where American Muslims for Palestine lobby members of Congress, were commandeered by counter-Islamist activists this year, who briefed congressional offices on the anti-Semitic and extremist roots of the AMP. Read how this unexpected participation threw the AMP into complete disarray, HERE.

Hostile Arab Islamist and anti-Israel propoganda may come part and parcel with 6 billion dollars in unreported money received by American colleges and universities. Read why administrative decision-making needs to be accountable, HERE.

Read an interesting article on how Jews proudly celebrated Thanksgiving, but insisted it be a purely national holiday, HERE.

Biden's named Reema Dodin as a deputy director of the Office of Legislative Affairs. She is of Palestinian Arab descent and in 2002 justified Palestinian suicide bombings. Read about Biden's disturbing choice HERE.

Scholars for Peace in the Middle East has urged the DC Court of Appeals to reject the BDS effort to throw out a Brandeis University lawsuit against the American Studies Assoc. for its boycott of Israel. Read about this important legal effort, HERE.

An anti-Israel group (SJP) at Tufts University is falsely claiming that Israel trains US police forces to harm minorities. Read the truth, HERE.

Read about the new appointees of President-Elect Biden HERE.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, in response to Biden's selection of Biden's nominee Antony Blinken for Secretary of State, tweeted that she hoped the new administration would be harder on Israel and not suppress support of Palestinian rights. Tlaib has proposed the idea that Judaism not have a territorial aspect so that Israel could be transformed into Palestine. Read about her tweets HERE.

The far-left anti-Israel group Jewish Voice for Peace is co-sponsoring a panel on anti-Semitism that includes panelist who oppose the existence of Israel, including Rep. Rashida Tlaib and other BCS and Palestinian supporters. Read about this mockery HERE.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, the World Health Organization took several hours of their time to condemn Israel, blasting them for violating the health rights of Palestinians and Syrians, even though Israel grants entry to tens of thousands of Palestinians who received top-level medical care at Israeli hospitals. Read more HERE.

High school students in Marin County, associating themselves with Nazis, used social media to target Jewish students by name and to recruit others to join. Read about this and other forms of anti-Semitism in schools HERE.

After serving three decades for spying for and giving classified informatin to Israel, Jonathan Pollard, the former intelligence analysty, has been freed from a US prison. Read about this long-awaited event HERE.

Cornell University and several other schools have failed to disclose funds received from foreign entities. Read about the potential that exists for manipulation of these schools' faculty, curriculum and political orientation HERE. 

Netanyahu telephoned Joe Biden and referred to him as the President-Elect. Read about the call HERE.

The Labour party in the UK reinstated former leader Jeremy Cobyn after he issued an apology for anti-Semitic remarks he made as head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Jewish leaders are outraged. Read how the Labour party as excused anti-Semtism by this action HERE.

AJC CEO David Harris urged CNN's Christiane Amanpour in The Times of Israel, to apologize for weaponizing Kristallnacht and instrumentalizing the Holocaust when she analogized Kristallnacht to the Trump Administration. Read his letter, HERE.

Rapper Ice Cube will be a featured speaker at this year's Zionist Organization of America Gala. Ice Cube would like all to know that he rejects and condems anti-Semitism and affirms the right for Israel to exist. Read about this interesting turnaround, HERE.

Filmmaker and activitst Ami Horowitz has made a new documentary exposing leaders of the radical leftist IfNotnow (INN) as a "hate group that supports terrorists and partners with anti-Semites" by luring young people who are sensitive to the plight of Palestinians and misinforming them, in order to demonize Israel and move the Jewish community away from its support of Israel. Read more HERE.

A California Advisory board will be voting on changes to the CA Dept of Education to include lessons on anti-Semitism, Jewish Americans, Jewish Middle Eastern Americans and intersectional identities later this month. Read about these recommended changes HERE.

With an explosion of online hate, the US State Department hosted a 2-day symposium focused on online anti-Semitism. Watch videos of the conference HERE.

Read a worthwhile summary of the Jewish-American agenda under Biden, HERE.

Major news outlets have described the passing of Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in glowing terms, and none have mentioned how he undermined the prospects for peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read how readers have not been presented with the full picture HERE.

Israel is preparing for some changes in a Biden presidency. Time will tell.... Read about the shift to come 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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