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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

Hopes for more normalization by Arab countries are sobered by Israeli experiences in Doha at the World Cup. Read why, HERE and HERE.
 
The 1947 Partition Plan, UN Resolution 181, divided the area west of the Jordan River into a Jewish and an Arab state, placing the entire area under British rule for the purpose of creating a Jewish state. Jewish leadership accepted the plan, while Arabs rejected it. Abbas has now decided to accept the plan and demands it be implemented. Read why the resolution can no longer apply, HERE.
 
On Giving Tuesday, more than 80% of donations by Jews won't go to Jewish causes. Give to JewBelong, which works to wake the world up to escalating antisemitism, HERE.
 
A documentary movie by David Badiel, "Jews Don't Count," argues that Jews aren't a proper minority when it comes to prejudice and racism; that antisemitism is a different type of racism and that Jews pass as white. Watch this one hour documentary, whcih includes David Schwimmer, Sarah Silverman and others, HERE.
 
CNN producer Idris Muktar Ibrahim, self-proclaimed member of #TeamHitler on Twitter, has been fired. Read about it HERE.
 
Less than 2 weeks after dropping Kanye West from their advertising, Balenciaga and Adidas have chosen American-Palestinian model Bella Hadid to collaborate with them. Hadid has also been a vocal antisemitic supporter of Palestinian terror against Israel. Read more, HERE.
 
Former President Trum recently had dinner with Kanye West and white nationalist and Holocaust revisionist Nick Fuentes, defending himself by saying the dinner was "quick and uneventful" and that he knew nothing about Fuentes. Read about it HERE.
 
With Biden bringing the US back into the UN Human Rights Council, he must use his influence to support an initiative to establish consequences for the HRC's antisemitism. Read what's going on in the HRC, HERE.
 
US Ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield has called for the expulsion of Iran from the UN Commission on Women, HERE.
 
Victims of Black and Islamic terrorism become household names, while Jewish victims of terrorism go virtually unknown. It's time for American Jews and Jewish leaders to stand up fo our own people. Read why their silence is "consent," HERE. 
 
Birthright is in need of wider Jewish support to meet  budget needs in this inflationary environment. Read about their budget cutting efforts, HERE.
 
Several antisemitic incidents at George Washington University lately have the Jewish community of Greater Washington concerned. Read about it HERE.
 
Abbas condemns Palistinian terrorism only when backed into a corner. Read more HERE.
 
The media misleads and "softens" coverage of terrorism, resisting painting Israeli civilians as the real victims. Read how HERE.
 
Learn how data proves the tremendous impact Birthright has had in Jewish belongingness over the past 20 years, HERE.
 
Itmar Ben-Gvir attempts to explain that his past extremism is behind him, HERE.
 
Campus Watch has released the names of recommended professors (HERE) and professors to avoid (HERE).
 
The group "StopAntisemitism" has given 7 US colleges and universities a failing grade in their efforts to curb antisemitism and protect their Jewish students. Read about the survey given to Jewish students HERE.
 
Learn of some excellent organizations fighting antisemistism 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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