The Rabbinic Search Committee and the Board of Kenesset Israel Torah Center are honored and very pleased that Rabbi Garth Silberstein has accepted to become our new Rabbi – starting September 1st.
The Rabbinic Search Committee and the members of the KITC Board are very appreciative of the support we received during our search, from Ruthie Strosberg Simon of Chovevei Torah, from Rabbi Kalinsly of the Orthodox Union, from our very own Rabbi – Rabbi Zeff – and a number of wonderful and supportive people.
Rabbi Garth Silberstein is from Northern California. He knows the area and is very enthusiastically looking forward to be our new Rabbi.
The Rabbinic Search Committee
RABBI GARTH SILBERSTEIN
Rabbi Garth Silberstein will receive his rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in June 2016. Previously he had also studied at the Pardes Institute for Jewish studies, and received a BA in acting and biology from Bennington College in Vermont. While a student, Rabbi Silberstein interned at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale-The Bayit, Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh in Portland, Maine, Congregation Kadimah-Toras Moshe in Boston, and Hazon. Prior to beginning his rabbinic training, Rabbi Silberstein lived in New York and worked in the theatre and in non-profit management for several years. A native of Davis, California, Rabbi Silberstein is an out-door enthusiast, and has led Hazon’s Cross-USA bike ride twice. In 2014, Rabbi Silberstein founded Organic Yeshiva, an immersive adult education program that combines traditional talmud study with hands-on experience in sustainable agriculture. Rabbi Silberstein has taught and spoken at numerous synagogues and other institutions throughout the United States.