Rabbis and congregational leaders

Almost 40 rabbis and lay leaders have served our congregation since our first service in 1843:

  • David Isaacs (1843-1851)
  • Benjamin Selig (1862-1866)
  • Jacob Frankel (1866-1877)
  • Abraham Myers (1874)
  • Herman Van Staveren (1877-1930)
  • Chananiah Pitkowsky (1906-1930)
  • Isaac Van Staveren (1930-1931)
  • Solomon Katz (1931-1944) [mentions]
  • Samuel Kantor (1932-1950)
  • Joseph Wolman (1946-1951)
  • Benjamin Skolnick (1951-1955)
  • Hillel Kustanowicz (1951-1965)
  • Hugo Stransky (1952-1955)
  • Ephraim Levy (1956-1958)
  • Benjamin Gottshall (1958-1963)
  • Samuel Kantor (1963)
  • Tobias Silberman (1964-1969)
  • Samuel Kantor (1969-1970)
  • Moshe Himel (1970-1972)
  • Abraham Rosenfeld (1970-1978)
  • Moishe Horovitz (1972-1975)
  • Samuel Kantor (1973-1974)
  • Shimon Bar-Noy (1975-1978)
  • Irvin Broder (1978-1981)
  • Meir Tavel (1978-1982)
  • Chaim Fischweicher (1981-1984)
  • Pinchas Zekry (1982-1984)
  • Yonadav Tomer (1984-1987)
  • Marc Berlove (1986-1989)
  • Chaim Dovrat (1987-1991)
  • Laurence (Larry) Brown (1991-1995)
  • Abraham Sternfein (1996-1997)
  • David Gruber (1997-1999)
  • Shmuel Zajac (1999-2002)
  • Antony Lipman (2003-2005)
  • Chaim Dovrat (2006-2009)
  • David Alima (2010-2013)
  • Yitzchak Mizrahi (2013-2018) [posts; mentions]
  • Ariel Tal (2018-present)

The following timeline maps out past rabbis’ terms visually: