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Meet Our Rabbis

 

Rabbi Shaanan Gelman

Rabbi Shaanan Gelman was born in Buffalo, NY and grew up in the Bronx.  He earned a B.S. in Computer Science at Yeshiva College and Semicha from Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanon Theological Seminary.  He spent three years studying in Israel, two at Yeshivat Hakotel and later on at the Gruss Institute in Bayit Vegan.  He was a Kollel Fellow in the Boca Raton Community Kollel, where he served as spiritual leader of the Explanatory Service as well as held the Gimmelstob chair in Education at the local Jewish Federation.  Rabbi Gelman is a member of the Rabbinical Council of America, and has served on the executive board. He is an active member of the Chicago Rabbinical Council, currently serving as the Vice Presidet of the organization.  He has served on the board of the Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago.  Rabbi Gelman is a fervent Zionist and is active in AIPAC and has conducted a number of campaigns on behalf of our brethren in Israel, including a solidarity mission to Israel. 

Since his arrival as the Rabbi of our shul, Chovevei Tzion has witnessed significant growth – from approximately 60 to 200 families.   Together with his Rebetzin, Tziporah, the Gelman’s are a powerful team providing for the spiritual as well as emotional needs of our community.  They have five children, Zerachya, Avraham, Dalia, Shalom and Adir.

Contact Rabbi Gelman:  (847) 673-8592, rabbi@skokieshul.org

 

Rabbi Netanel Isaacs

Rabbi Isaacs, originally from Los Angeles, studied at Yeshiva Darchei Torah and Yeshivas Mir in Yerushalayim. He continued his studies at the prestigious Jerusalem Kollel under the direction of Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits from whom he received Rabbinic ordination and extensive pastoral training.  Sarah, no stranger to the synagogue life, was raised in Atlanta, Georgia and is the daughter of Rabbi Shmuel Khoshkerman of Congregation Ner Hamizrach.

Contact Rabbi Isaacs: (847) 673-8592, risaacs@skokieshul.org

Sun, December 16 2018 8 Tevet 5779