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

Read about a disgusting cancellation of an independent and objective advocate of inclusion and diversity. Dr. Lee, the faculty director for the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Education at De Anza College in Cupertino, California, has a strong case for legal action against her college. Read HERE.
Many Muslims practice their religion in productive ways, showing good will and charity devoid of antisemitism. But other manifestations of radical Islamism are central in fueling antisemitic thought, speech and violence. That is certainly the case in France. It is important to face it. Read more HERE.
CUNY's Brooklyn Department of Social Justice and Equity is neither just nor equitable and is helping to generate malice and antisemitism against Jewish faculty and students. Read how students are being rewarded for attending anit-Israel events, HERE.
Palestinians are being offered money and a monthly stipend by Russia to fight in Ukraine. Read about it HERE.
Read a fiercely critical view of a Biden admin. plan to expand the PA police force to “rein” in the terrorists. The critique is penned by a Muslim who sees the world of Mahmad Abbas clearly, HERE.
The PA held its annual "Palestine Marathon," with its official logo erasing Israel from the map. Learn more HERE.
New York State is investigating CUNY Law School for discriminating against Jewish students and faculty. Read HERE.
Boston Red Sox chief baseball officer, Chaim Bloom, has received death threats and antisemitic slurs as his team has struggled in recent seasons. Read about it HERE.
In a new poll by the Pew Research Center, most people have a favorable opinion of Jews, with a higher percentage than of the other major religious groups in the survey. Read HERE.
The abuses of the Students for the Justice of Palestine at the University of Chicago violate the University's "Chicago Principles," turning protest into intimidation and danger. Their campaign is shocking and yet somehow it is accepted without consequence. This group should be sharply reprimanded and disavowed by the University. Read about it HERE.
Read of the importance of compromise and consensus ruling the day in Israel’s current judicial overhaul, HERE.
The Finance Minister from Israel's coalition recently got into some controversy by stating there is no such thing as a Palestinian People. Today such a notion is considered
intolerant and oblivious at best, racist at worst, and by no means do I support many of his policy aims. His claim, however, that Palestinian history is a fabrication, is not that off the mark. 
See the remarks launched by the recent death of a KGB operative who was Yasser Arafat's handler decades ago, HERE. US State Dept. deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel claimed the Defense Minister's remarks "offensive," stating that the Palesinian people have a rich history and culture. Read about it HERE.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) condemns antisemtism, but only from the right. Read HERE.
A known anti-Israel and antisemetic activist was invited to speak at Bloomfield Hills High School, MI as part of the school's diversity initiative. With a heavily Jewish student body, students, area rabbis and parents demanded an apology, which was issued by the school principal, HERE.
A South African university student, leader of a BDS movment became a passionate peacemaker and bridge-builder between Israel and the rest of the world. Read why, HERE.
Last week, a young terrorist Hamas member opened fired and shot 3 Israelis in Tel Aviv. Police officers were able to shoot and kill him, and the official PA daily called the attacker a "martyr." Read how Abbas is calling Tel Aviv citizens "settlers" in an effort to dismantle the Jewish state, HERE.
While moderates still hold on the idea of a two-state solution as the most viable architecture of peace, it’s important to note that it historically has been accepted by Arab leaders only as a “phased” solution. Learn of the double-meaning of this solution, HERE.
Israeli settlers vandalized the West Bank town of Huwara after a Palestinian terrorst murdered two Jewish brothers driving through the town earlier that day. But while anti-Jewish violence derives from the Palestinian mainstream of that society, anti-Palestinian violence derives from the margins of Israeli society. Read why the Huwara Riot was not a pogram, HERE.
Watch the inspiring story of child Holocaust survivor Leo Ulman of Sands Point, HERE.
The U.S. State Department is clear that terror against Israel is indefensible and that terrorists must be captured and punished, even if the missuion is in the disputed and presently occupied territory. Read about it HERE.
U.S. Congressional Representatives have introduced The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Accountability and Transparency Act, which would stop the flow of American taxpayer dollars to that body. Several prerequisites must be met before the UNRWA could receive any funding. Read about it HERE.
“UNRWA’s lengthy and detailed history of promoting anti-Semitism, violence and terrorism through ‘educational’ materials, and its continued ties to Hamas, should completely disqualify this corrupt entity from receiving any U.S. taxpayer funding,” said Roy when announcing the bill. asks why US Universities are rehabilitating a convicted Palestinian terrorist, HERE.
Palestinian children play "martyr" and then grow into this- HERE.
Poland has a problem admitting that they're antisemites. Read HERE.
Moroccan textbooks teach peace and tolerance toward Jews with an effort to preserve Jewish heritage. Read HERE.
The twisted narrative, in which Israel is cast as evil and Palestinian Arab terrorists are cast as sanctified victims, has not only been absorbed and taken hold by progressives across the world, but it is also the driver of progressive politics. Read how the Western world has lost its collective mind, HERE.
Watch the video of a California imam and his frighteningly ferocious antisemitism, HERE.
Read about Persian Jews in America and their celebration of Purim– A modern sland on the Purim story, HERE.
Watch a video with Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, who after posing with Miss Israel in the 2017 Miss Universe pageant, was met with death threats and was forced to flee the country. She now works to connect people of different faiths despite borders and age-old conflicts, HERE.
Israeli actress Noa Tishby posted a video expressing the Jewish community's disappointment in Kanye West being celebrated at the Super Bowl. She received more antisemitic responses than she's ever experienced before. Read Noa's thoughts on Twitter HERE.
The University of Oregon fired a Jewish professor after he reported antisemitic incidents, and has since settled with the professor for $1M for his wrongful termination.
Iran inveiled a balistic surface-to-surface missile that has the words "Death to Israel" written in Hebrew down its side. Read HERE, lest there be any doubt of Iran's malevolent intentions. Read more HERE.
The Nation of Islam, headquartered in Chicago, has a distinct record of bigotry and antisemitism. Illinois allocated half a million dollars in each year of 2021, 2022 and again this year to the Coalition for the Rembrance of Elijah Muhammad, a disciple and founder of the Nation of Islam. Read about this and contact the office of Govenor JB Pritzker and voice an opinion, HERE.
In response to the killing of two Israelis in Samaria, extremist settlers rampaged through a Palestinian town. PM Netanyanhu urged that dialogue is the answer and not "anarcy." Read about his speech before the Knesset HERE.
Britain's Labor Leader wrote a column in the Times of London telling antisemitic activists that they aren't welcome in the Labor party. Learn more, HERE.
The Wikipedia Arbitration Board has taken the unusual step of looking into Holocaust revisionism on Wikipedia by Polish editors. Read about it HERE.
Natan Sharansky does not feel that Israeli judicial reform does not constitute the demise of democracy in the country, but he also asks the government to slow the pace of this reform and take time to explain the changes and get concensus. Read Sharansky's views, HERE.
Bar Ilan University has published a study showing that the New York Times turns a blind eye to Palestinian terror. Read about the study showing the America's leading newspaper is biased against Israel, HERE.
The University of Chicago is being urged to prevent a Students for Justice in Palestine group from disrupting a course taught by a retire Israeli Defense Force general, HERE.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has condemned the murder of two young Israeli brothers in Samaria, HERE.
Palestinian mothers encourage their children to become martyrs. See motherly love gone awry, HERE.  
LIsten to the founder and director of Palestinian Media Watch explain that it is time we label the PA as child abusers for using any means possible to instill in their children tthe idea hat becoming a martyr and killing innocent Israeli and American civilians is the greatest thing one can do for the Palestinian people, HERE.
Watch a video on the topic of confronting apartheid antisemistism against Israel and Jews, HERE.
Read about an inspirational Black pastor making a huge impact and building upon Jewish-Black relations, HERE.
Republican senators have introduced a bill to sanction those associated with the International Criminal Court who investigate or prosecute US troops and American allies who don't recognize the authority of the tribunal. Read more HERE.
An Israeli Olympic shooter will not be competing in the International Shooting Sport Federation's World Cup Rifle & Pistol tournament in Jarkarta, Indonesia because he was prohibited from displaying the Israeli flag on his rifle or uniform. Read about it HERE.
Read a statement from Hadassah on the debate over judicial reform in Israel, HERE.
The city of Frankfurt cancelled a Roger Walters (Pink Floyd vocalist) concert scheduled for May, citing his status as "one of the world's best-known antisemites." Read HERE.
Jews in Samaria fear riding the bus because Arab workers outnumber them 50-1. Young women are especially worried of harrassment. Read about this "ticking time bomb," HERE.
The effort to defund the UNRWA is picking up, 'though its chances of succeeding are still unlikely. Read how the UNRWA has been comandeered by anti-Israel antisemitic elements, HERE.
Read about the latest Palestinian Holocaust distortion  in which a Palestinian researcher claimed that Nazis deliberately freed Jews from concentration camps after being prepared for combat against Arabs, HERE.
The US Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of a newspaper that was suing the University of Arkansas for a state law that requires contractors to affirm that they are not boycotting Israel. The newspaper argued that this law violates their First Amendment rights. Read how the Supreme Court is putting an end to anti-Zionist organizations complaining of First Amendment infringement, HERE.
US House and Senate Republicans have introduced legislation to cut off funding to UNRWA unless the UN agency changes its anti-Israel, anti-American and antisemitic tendancies. Read more HERE.
A group of anti-Israel college professors has come together as a consortium to "inject Palestine into classroom instruction." Read more about this effort, HERE.
The Brooklyn Nets traded Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks, which is owned by Jewish Shark Tank star Mark Cuban. Read Cuban's excuses for Irving's antisemitic remarks, HERE.
A BDS group was caught using a photo of corpses in a Nazi concentration camp and claiming they are Palestinians massacred by Israelis in the Israeli War of Independence. The BDS group has since apologized for their "mistake." Read how BDS-ers know no shame, HERE.
Israeli researchers have incorporated locust antennae into a robot for odor detection. Read more about this Israeli ingenuity HERE.
An Israeli rescue team working in Turkey to assist after the earthquakes has been evacuated after learning about a "concrete and immediate threat" against them. Read about it HERE.
An Arab pro-Israel activist was chased by an angry mob after speaking at an English university. Read the sad state of affairs when a pro-Israel Arab and his family feels far safer in Israel than in the UK HERE.
Read an Op-Ed in defense of Israel's claim to the Land of Israel and the absurdity of calling Israel an "occupier," HERE.
The Forward published an article giving credence to a film about the "Jenin Massacre," in which the IDF supposedly committed atrocities against Palestinians in the Jenin refugee camp, 'though the content of the film was false or exaggerated. Read about it HERE.
A synagogue in Durham, NC invited a former mayor to be an honored member of a panel to advise parents on how to talk to their kids about antisemitism.Yet former mayor Steve Schewel guided the city council into passing a BDS resolution against Israel and participated in blood libel by claiming that Jews helped police to brutalize minorities. Read how many Jewish communities are ill-informed on the threats that endanger American Jews, HERE.
Despite US Secretary of State Blinkens "ironclad" committment to Israel, his pledge of $50 million additional assistance to the UNRWA for Palestinian refugees contradicts that promise. Read about it HERE.
The US State Department has nominated an activist for a commissioner's post with the Inter-american Commission on Human Rights who has tweeted criticism of US foreign policy, Israel and pro-Israel elected officials. Read about Prof. James Cavallaro HERE.
Irwin Gotler, ther former Canadian justice minister, critiques Israel's current judicial reform effort, suggesting that it would lead to a "flawed demoncracy." Learn more HERE.
Two Israeli national security experts agree that AIPAC is an important promoter of the US-Israel relationship, while J Street is a danger to it. Read why, HERE.
A Michigan congressman changed is mind about Israel, from anti-Israel to pro-Israel. The power of education and debate can persuade ardent oppponents to support Israel, HERE.
An Israeli Arab resonded to Arab students at Tel Aviv University expressing solidarity with terrorists, telling them to "go live in Jenin," wehre they don't have rights to protest the government and get a superb education, HERE.
Jewish philanthropy is a disproportionate powerhouse. Interestingly, however, Jewish philanthropists donate to general universal causes and not Jewish ones. Read HERE.
In a CNN interview between Prime Minister Netanyahu and Jake Tapper, Netanyahu promises democracy and controlling the fringe groups in his coalition. Read about this and other topics discussed, HERE.
NPR is naively pushing the idea that Israel should become a multi-ethnic state and incorporate the 5 million Palestinians into Israeli society. What he fails to understand is that in time, this would lead to discrimination against Jewish communities and a demographic arc toward an Arab majority. Read why this "one state solution" is wrong for Israel, HERE.
Republican Congressman Ronny Jackson of Texas slammed the Biden administration for giving Palestinians more aid in the wake of recent terror attacks. The Biden administration claims that the aid helps their influence with Palestinian leadership, but it is a violation of the Tyler Force Act's "pay for slay." Read more HERE.
Read a response to the Daniel Gordis, Matti Friedman and Yossi Halevi "letter to Israel's friends in North America," which addressed the new Israeli government's proposals to restructure its legal system, HERE. 
A St. Louis elementary school "International Night" was hijacked by pro-Palestinian progagandists. The school principal has said that the district will look into means to stop the spread of hate and antisemitism. Read more about this event HERE.
As of the start of 2023, 1,116 global entitites have adopted the IHRA working definition of antisemitism. Read who these entities are 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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