Services are led by members on the congregation on a regular basis.
At times, guest Rabbis are invited to lead services and give special talks.
We are excited to welcome two guest rabbis for the chagim. Rabbi Mordechai Rackover for Rosh Hashana and Rabbi Martin Rosenfeld for Yom Kippur.
Rabbi Mordechai Rackover studied for nearly a decade at various yeshivot in Israel and was ordained in Hilkhot Shabbat and then Yoreh Yoreh. Rabbi Rackover holds an Honors BA in Jewish Studies from McGill University and an MA in Jewish Communal Leadership from Brandeis.
Currently serving as Director of Publications and Digital Engagement for the Rabbinical Assembly, he has previously served as Jewish Chaplain of Brown University, the first Orthodox Jew appointed chaplain by an Ivy League university. Mordechai has taught grades 4 through 12 at schools in Maryland and Massachusetts and had great success as Director of Education and Assistant Rabbi at Beth Sholom of Potomac, MD. He is the author and publisher of Luach Torat Israel, the only liturgical calendar for Orthodox synagogues in the diaspora that includes the holidays of the State of Israel.
Rabbi Mordechai and Nechama Lea have four children and live in Sharon. Mordechai is gabbai of the Young Israel Outdoor Minyan and speaks and teaches at YI a number of times a year.
Rabbi Mordechai will speaking during our shabbos service so come and get a preview of our chag’s guest speaker!
Rabbi Martin Rosenfeld will give insights during Kol Nidre and throughout the day of Yom Kippur. Rabbi Rosenfeld has his smicha from Yeshiva University and has served in pulpits for more than 30 years.
Rabbi Rosenfeld also has a law degree and currently does mediation work. He and his wife Karen, a social worker, reside in Fair Lawn, NJ. All are welcome!