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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

Islamic anti-Semitism is of a neo-Nazi (fascist) variety. Read why HERE.
 
Iran is hiding nuclear material. Read about this difficult situation, HERE.
 
Who says Jews and Muslims can't get along. Watch this video! HERE.
 
In a 2001 bombing in Israel that killed 15 people, one of those who lost their life was Malki Roth, a US National. The country of Jordan is harboring the terrorist responsible for this attack, yet President Biden hosted Jordan's King Abdullah II this week. Malki's parents urge Biden to bring this terrorist to the US  to be tried. Read their words, HERE.
 
It's time for every Jewish progressive to take a stand against anti-Semitism coming from the left. Read an opinion article from the Jewish News Syndicate HERE.
 
On the eve of Tisha B'Av, Orthodox activists disrupted a Conservative prayer service at the Western Wall. In response, the Rabbinical Assembly has issued a statement. Read it HERE.
 
Scientist organizations support Black Lives Matter, even though they really should not be engaging in partisan politics. And in addtion, they suppoort BLM attacks on Jewish organizations and BDS. Read more HERE.
 
To appease its BDS customers, Ben & Jerry's is cutting ties with its factory in Israel. Time to boycott their product. Read about it HERE.
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ore than 2500 messages have been sent to Unilever and Ben&Jerry's regarding their decision to boycott Israel. Please join them and send an email HERE.
 
Israeli technological innovation is aiding the Arizona Navaho Nation. Read about their work HERE.
 
A Yale professor writes of his disappointment that the Yale College Council has foted to equate Israel with apartheid South Africa. Read his comments HERE.
 
The irresponsible journalism virus has struck the LA Times. Stories directed toward students and by students includes a recent article in which almost every paragraph misrepresents facts and contains falsehoods about Israel and its relationship with the Palestinians. Read how the LA Times has dropped the ball, HERE.
 
A Schenecady High School committee on the Middle East conflist has suggested that teachers tell their students that Israel commits "ethnic cleansing." Jewish teachers have expressed outrage and the interim superintendent of school has expressed regret. Read what the committee has proposed HERE.
 
Palestinian summer camps abuse children with warfare, introducing them to rifles, battle conditions and tactical training. Learn about their methods HERE.
 
Jewish bullying is on the rise, but we need to call if for what it is_ anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism and Anti-Israel rhetoric. Read more HERE.
 
The Biden Administration is interested in restarting Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, but the US needs to understand the "signs of the times". Read what the thinking is HERE.
 
Anti-Semetic rhetoric is most disturbing coming from our elected officials. Read how the left has an "Antisemitism Problem," HERE.
 
Anti-Israel rhetoric and discrimatory behaviors are not about Israel or Palestinians, but about American Jews and the society in which we live. Read why, HERE.
 
A Jewish Canadian gets it right when describing the 2021 Israeli Apartheid Week, when ant-Zionists organize events on Canadian campuses. Read what she has to say, HERE.
 
38 years ago, Bob Dylan wrote a song to make his case for Israel. It's more true today than it ever was, HERE.
 
Watch 2 CNN reports: The alarming increase in anti-Semitic acts and speech in the US, HERE; and Jews across Europe face renewed abuse and attacks, HERE.
 
President Biden has nominated a Pakistani-American Muslim to head the US Small Business Administration, which has ledto several Republican senators expressing concern over his ties to a group critical to Israel. Jewish group, however, are defending the nominee who has actively participated in Bay Area Jewish causes. Read more HERE.
 
Read of the misappropriated lesson on Native Americans for K-12 curriculum in Washington State, nixed after 10 years flying under the radar. The lesson plan forces a conclusion that Israel stole 'ancestral lands' of 'indigenous' Palestinians, HERE.
 
Why don't Betty McCollum, Tlaib, Omar, Cortes, et al., circulate a Congressional bill condemning THIS as child abuse. 
 
A worthwhile read about the difference between teaching history and teaching “moral education” with ideological and political agendas, HERE.
 
The first is crucial, the second lapses into propaganda. Educational curricula must place its emphasis on the former, and correct it’s current direction. 

American-Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour, who recently defended the Hamas rocket attacks on Israel, is now condemining Israeli teams participating in the rescue efforts in Surfside, Florida, stating that "their expertise is crusing buildings with people in them, not rescuing them." Read more HERE.

Anti-Israel resolutions by the National Education Association have been rejected throughout the year. These resolutions will continue to be brought forward, so we must keep up the pressure. Learn more HERE.

Watch a video containing anti-Semtism HERE. If this disturbs you, join the rally against Jew hatred in Washington, DC on July 11th or attend the rally at Temple Israel.

National-religious protestors in Area C, containing many Jewish settlements over the "Green Line," are objecting to the PA's takeover of lands in the region. Read more about the PA's de facto land appropriation in Judea and Samaria HERE.

Legislators in Arizona approved a resolution stating that it's anti-Semitic to question Israel's right to exist. Read about the resolution HERE.

Native American children in Washington State are being taught that the Native American experience can be equated with the Palestinian "fight to be free from Israeli dominance," with no mention that Jews are indigenous to their ancestral land. Read about it HERE.

Opportunities to contributing to help the victims of hte Surfside condo collapse, HERE.

Learn about historian, author an Catholic priest James Carroll, a true friend to the Jewish people, HERE.

The Muslim Law Students Accoication at the University of Illinois put out a statement filled with lies regarding actions of the Israeli Government in the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. Jewish law students reacted with a statement of their own. Read the Palestinian claims and the Jewish rebuttal, HERE. 

American professeor Behari Doumani, director of Brown University's Center for Middle East Studies, is taking a leave of absence to head Birzeit University near Ramallah, which is controlled by terrorist organizations. Read about the educational wing of Palestinian terrorism HERE.

A Chabad rabbi was stabbed outside a Boston Jewish Center. Read more about it HERE.

Read of the experience of Dexter Van Zile, who attended an anti-Israel rally in Boston, sponsored by SJP, as an observer, and though not Jewish, suffered physical and verbal assault. Read about his ordeal HERE.

Read "Where's the Outrage," a blog by Times of Israel contributor David Harris, HERE.

The PA's "Pay for Slay" policy has cost them a billion shekels. Still, Abbas has pledged that even if the PA is left with only one penny, he'll pay terrorist. Read more HERE.

Sign a petition addressed to the CA legislature against the use of "critical ethinic theory" which judges people by their skin color and ethnic affiliation rather than their character, HERE.

Read a Bret Stephens Op-Ed article calling out "critical race theory," HERE.

The Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators issued a statement condemning anti-Semitism, and as a result, was forced to resign and the organization apologized to Muslim and Palestinian members for being "unrepresented, silenced, or marginalized." Read about this bigotry HERE.

Read a letter from a "forgotten Jew"– a Jew from the Arab world–representing displaced Jews across that region, speaking out against the "prism" of  one diplaced group, the Palestinians, HERE.

The Biden Administration is not changing the policy of Donald Trump's Golan recognition of Israeli sovereignty on the Golan Heights, at least for now. Read more HERE.

Israeli Defence Forces have sent a search and rescue team to Surfside Florida to assist with the building collapse to assist in life-saving efforts and mapping out the site. Read about their efforts HERE.

Watch a rant by comedian Joan Rivers from 2014, relevant now, HERE.

College students: be vigilant about propoganda masquerading as "academic expertise,"designed to delegitimize and demonize Israel, resulting in harrassment and violence against Jewish organizations and students. Read HERE.

Several Jewish groups are extending prayers and condolences for those impacted by the building collapse in Surfside, a heavily Jewish suburb. If you'd like to donate to survivors and those who lost loved ones, read HERE for various funds accepting support.

Read a point-by-point critique of the "Journalist of Conscience" letter that was signed by 200 misguided journalists, supportive of the "humanity" of the Palestininan people but who forgot about the humanity of the Israeli people, HERE.

Watch several videos from Israeli actress Noa Tishby as she responds to anti-Israel celebrities and explains the complicated history of Israel:
   - Noa Tishby calls out anti-Israel celebrities, HERE
   - Noa Tishby explains Israel's history, HERE
   - Noa Tishby answers John Oliver, HERE

The European Union has released a report showing anti-Semitism and incitement to violence in Palestinian Authority school textbooks. Read their findings HERE.

Critical Race Theory says that people are categorized by their race and are either the victims of or beneficiaries of "white privilege", "seeking 'equity' to justify the indefensible and illogical notion that racial discrimination is required to eradicate racism." Those who question the theory are deemed racists. This should not be a Republican/Democratic issue. It is extremely intolerant of Jews and the State of Israel and the revamping of educational curricula along these lines threatens Jewish interests. Read why HERE.

Read about a critical race theory troublemaker who was a commencement speaker at a Fairfax County, VA graduation ceremony, HERE.

Google maps is conducting a survey to determine whether to label Israel "Palestine" or "Israel." Aside from the fact that there should not be an either or necessarily, and even though there is no official certification internationally of a nation of Palestine, please turn this survey around by voting for Israel, HERE. 

Buy Ben & Jerry's ice cream! After being attacked by anti-Semites and anti-Israeli activists for doing business with Israel, they have not been posting on Twitter in the last month or so. Read about what's happening, HERE.

Even Hamas is unhappy with Rep. Omar's comparison of the US with Hamas. Read about it HERE.

Israel is sharing it's technology with India, as it enters its third wave of COVID. Read about it HERE.

Nancy Pelosi can't have it both ways- A Republican extremist is condemnable. But a Democratic extremist can “clarify” her bigotry. Read about her disgraceful excuses for Ilhan Omar's bigotry HERE.

Congresswoman has introduced a bill that tries to excuse child murderers and would punish Israel for trying children who are trained to be coureirs of terror. Read why this bill is wrong-headed HERE.

 Weisel's son says it's time for Jews to speak up against anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism and for all Jews everywhere, HERE.

Read the Rabbinical Assembly's statement on the New Israeli Government, HERE.

Scientific America retracted an article in support of BDS based entirely on falsehoods. Read how letter-writing makes a difference HERE.

Anti-Israel groups trying to block an Israeli cargo ship, failed in their attempt to process cargo in Vancouver after B'nai B'rith Canada learned of the protest and alerted the Vancouver Port Authority. Read about the incident HERE. 

Fareed Zakaria alims that Israel killed the idea of a two-state solution. Read how Zakaria got it wrong, HERE.

Read a positive view of former PM Netanyahu from the Wall Street Journal HERE.

Should you or someone you know experience anti-Semitism, an organization with will fight on your behalf pro bono is HERE.

Biden is continuing the Trump admimistration's effort to push more Arab countries to sign accords with Israel. Read about it HERE.

The surge in anti-Semtism following the recent conflict in the Middle East has been fueled by anti-Semitism on social media. Facebook is being targeted because it has set its algorithm to censor anit-Zionist language, which PA organizations say is an anti-Semitic action. Yet to these organizations, calling out Zionism is Jew-hatred. Read more HERE.

Read an excellent rebuttl to John Oliver's anti-Semitic analysis of the recent Mideast conflict HERE.

The EU finally admits that Palestinian school books encourage violence against Israelis and display animus toward Jews broadly, HERE.

Listen to a video by Bari Weiss, a spokesperson on the ascendant virus of anti_Semitism on the ideological right, left and in radical Islam, HERE. 

Columnist Bret Stephens writes in the New York Times that those criticizing Israel also hate Jews. Progressives who claim to be horrified by prejudice will need to deal with this burgeoning anti-Semitism, HERE.

Feminist academics are supporting Palestinians, but none are experts in the areas of Middle Eastern studies, the Arab World, religions or Israel, but are merely using their credentials to support propoganda. Read about it HERE.

Sign a letter from the new Jewish Institute for LIberal Values supporting the free expression of ideas toward social justice HERE.

Rep Ilhan Omar continues her outrageous and slanderous remarks, now comparing Hamas to the US in committing atrocities, HERE. In response, 12 Jewish House Democrats spoke out against her remarks, yet 13 other Jewish Democrats refused to do so. While the 13 should have been criticized for not speaking out against Omar, in fact it was the 12 who did who were labeled Islamophobic. Read about it HERE. 

The UN admitted that Hamas has built a tunnel under a UN-operated school in Gaza, confirming that Hamas uses children as human shields. One wonders how teachers didn't notice blasting noises under their classrooms. Read about it HERE.

Read about the contagion of anti-Semitsm HERE

In 2015, 2 Israelis were murdred by a Palestinian, who was shot and killed by police. The PA named a street and sports tournaments after the murderer, and Abbas himself has now bought the family a house. Read about it HERE.

Watch an interview by Bill Maher with New York Democratic Rep. Ritchie Torres, discussing their pro-Israel views and describing how Israel is held to a double-standard by the world with strong undercurrents of anti-Semitism, HERE.

Bill Maher took issue with the liberal media in their criticism of Israel on his show, while clashing with his guest, NYTimes columnist Nicholas Kristoff. Read about his comments 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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