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Rabbi Etan Ehrenfeld

Rabbi Etan Ehrenfeld grew up in Teaneck, NJ and attended Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh after high school. He then went to Yeshiva University where he majored in Mathematics. After YU, Rabbi Ehrenfeld completed his smicha at the Rabbi Issac Elchanan Theological Seminary (YU). His studies included a year at the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem. Alongside his smicha, Rabbi Ehrenfeld also completed an M.S. in Jewish Education from the YU’s Azrieli School of Jewish Education.

Along the way Rabbi Ehrenfeld worked for a number of institutions, gaining experience in both formal and informal education. These include, RAMAZ Upper School, NCSY, The Jewish Center (Manhattan), Congregation Beth Tefillah (Paramus, NJ) and Camp Lavi.

After completing his smicha, Rabbi Ehrenfeld moved to Skokie to join the Yeshiva University Torah MiTzion Kollel of Chicago. During his two years as part of the Kollel, Rabbi Ehrenfeld continued to study Talmud and Jewish law while also crafting and participating in numerous educational programs throughout Chicagoland. These programs ranged from Parent-Child learning and Middle School Mishmar to teaching a Seminar in Jewish Thought at Ida Crown Jewish Academy and classes on the weekly parsha for adults.

In the Summer of 2013 Rabbi Ehrenfeld joined the Rabbinic Staff at KCT. He serves as the Assistant Rabbi alongside Rabbi Gelman. Together with Rabbi Gelman, Rabbi Ehrenfeld has helped serve the many needs of our growing community. In addition to the weekly drashot, Rabbi Ehrenfeld offers a weekly class and has been instrumental in starting KCT’s Thursday night Beit Midrash in partnership with the YU-Torah Mitzion Kollel.

Rabbi Ehrenfeld also began teaching at Ida Crown Jewish Academy in 2013. He teaches Chumash and Gemarah, and is an Israel Guidance Counselor for the 12th grade boys.

Rabbi Ehrenfeld is married to Tamar, who served as KCT’s youth director for two years, and they have two beautiful children, Netanel and Adira. 

Wed, July 18 2018 6 Av 5778