News Release from
The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies

January 27, 2009

400 Rabbis Urge Yad Vashem To Recognize Bergson Group

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau
Chairman, Yad Vashem
Yad Vashem - The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority
Jerusalem, Israel

Dear Rabbi Lau:

As you may know, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum recently installed materials acknowledging the efforts by the Emergency Committee to Save the Jewish People of Europe (the Bergson Group) to promote the rescue of Jews during the Holocaust. The new materials in the U.S. museum include a photograph of the march by 400 rabbis to the White House, which the Bergson Group and the Va’ad ha-Hatzala organized in 1943.

We respectfully urge Yad Vashem to do likewise.

The rabbis’ march was the only rally for rescue of Europe’s Jews that was held in the nation’s capital during the Holocaust. The march and the Bergson Group’s other protests --rallies, lobbying in Washington, and hundreds of newspaper advertisements-- helped shatter the silence surrounding the Holocaust, and put pressure on the Roosevelt administration to take rescue action. These efforts played an important role in bringing about the creation of the U.S. government’s War Refugee Board, which helped save more than 200,000 Jews from Hitler. The War Refugee Board’s efforts included financing the life-saving work of Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest.

Yad Vashem already includes material pertaining to various aspects of the Allies’ disappointing response to the Holocaust, including the sham Evian refugee conference; the voyage of the S.S. St. Louis; and the Allies’ failure to bomb Auschwitz.

Visitors to Yad Vashem need to know that although too many people were silent during the Holocaust, there were some who spoke out. Publicizing this fact can help inspire future generations to speak out against injustice.


Rabbi Haskel Lookstein Rabbi Benyamin Kamenetzky
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun Dean Emeritus
Ramaz School South Shore Yeshiva

Rabbi Judith Abrahamson
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Rabbi Mayer Abramowitz
Cuban Hebrew Congregation - Miami, FL

Rabbi Dr. Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman
Kehillat Kol HaNeshamah - Englewood, NJ
Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University

Rabbi Alison P. Adler
The Congregation Mishkan Israel - Hamden, CT

Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein
Sydney M. Irmas Adjunct Chair, Jewish Law and Ethics
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Rabbi Richard D. Agler, DD
Senior Rabbi
Congregation B’nai Israel of Boca Raton, FL

Rabbi Daniel S. Alexander
Congregation Beth Israel - Charlottesville, VA

Rabbi Ruth Alpers
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Rabbi Hayyim Angel
Congregation Shearith Israel: The Spanish & Portugese Synagogue, New York, NY

Rabbi M.J. Applebaum
Young Israel of Margate, NJ

Rabbi Benjamin Arnold
Congregation Beth Evergreen - Evergreen, CO

Rabbi Melanie Aron
Congregation Shir Hadash - Los Gatos, CA

Rabbi Raphael W. Asher
Congregation B'nai Tikvah - Walnut Creek, CA

Rabbi David Avigdor
Congregation Bikur Cholim Sheveth Achim - New Haven, CT

Rabbi Andy Bachman
Congregation Beth Elohim - Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Brian K. Beal
Temple Beth Torah -Upper Nyack, NY

Rabbi Lisa Sari Bellows
Congregation Beth Am—Buffalo Grove, IL

Rabbi Marci Bellows
Temple Shaaray Tefila - New York, NY

Rabbi Aryeh Ben David
Director of Ayeka, Israel

Rabbi Allen B. Bennett
Temple Israel - Alameda, CA

Rabbi James M. Bennett
Senior Rabbi
Congregation Shaare Emeth - St. Louis, MO

Rabbi Joshua L. Bennett
Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI

Rabbi Aaron D. Benson
East Brunswick Jewish Center - East Brunswick, NJ

Rabbi Peter S. Berg
The Temple - Atlanta, GA

Rabbi Shalom Z. Berger, Ed.D.
The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education
Bar-Ilan University

Rabbi Joshua Berkenwald
Congregation Sinai - San Jose, CA

Rabbi David Berkman
New City Jewish Center - New City, NY

Rabbi Dov Berkovits
Bet Av, Creativity in Torah - Jerusalem

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Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Beth Or - Twp. of Washington, NJ

Rabbi Marc E. Berkson
Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun - Milwaukee, WI

Rabbi Matthew L. Berkowitz
The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Rabbi Edward C. Bernstein
Congregation Shaarey Tikvah - Beachwood, OH

Rabbi Seth L. Bernstein
Temple Sinai - Worcester, MA

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Union for Reform Judaism

Rabbi Jack Bieler
Kemp Mill Synagogue - Silver Spring, MD

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Congregation Shaarey Zedek - East Lansing, MI

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Westchester Reform Temple - Scarsdale, NY

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Temple Israel - Dayton, OH

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Congregation Beth El - Bennington, VT
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Director, Israel Operations
One Israel Fund

Rabbi Bryan R. Bramly
Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley - Chandler, AZ

Rabbi Kenneth Brander
Dean, Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future

Rabbi Robert Reeve Brenner
Congregation Bet Chesed - Bethesda, MD

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Congregation Mishkan Israel - Hamden, CT

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Congregation Beth Elohim - Brooklyn, NY

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Congregation B'nai Jeshurun - New York, NY

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Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Emanuel - Baltimore, MD

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Congregation Machzikei Hadas,
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Temple Anshe Sholom - Olympia Fields, IL

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Editor, Tradition

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Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine, CA

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Congregation Ahavath Sholom - Great Barrington, MA

Rabbi Burton I. Cohen
The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Rabbi Heidi Cohen
Temple Beth Sholom - Santa Ana, CA

Rabbi Dr. Jack J. Cohen
Rabbi (emer.), Society for the Advancement of Judaism, New York City
Director (emer.), B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation at the Hebrew University

Rabbi Joshua B. Cohen
Temple Beth Emunah - Brockton, MA

Rabbi Hillel Cohn
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Rabbi Susan S. Conforti
VITAS Innovative Hospice - Irvine, CA

Rabbi Shoshanah Conover
Temple Sholom - Chicago, IL

Rabbi Eric Coopersmith
Aish HaTorah, Jerusalem

Rabbi Scott Corngold
Temple Emanu-El of Lynbrook - Lynbrook, NY

Rabbi Meryl M. Crean
Martins Run Senior Residential Community - Media, PA

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Congregation Netivot Shalom - Berkeley, CA

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Beth Jacob Congregation - Oakland, CA

Rabbi Jerome K. Davidson
Temple Beth-El of Great Neck, NY

Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson
Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester - Chappaqua, NY

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Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics
The Jewish Theological Seminary

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Temple Sinai - Stamford, CT

Rabbi Leon Wiener Dow
Kolot, Jerusalem

Rabbi Mark Dratch
Yeshiva University

Rabbi William Dreskin
Woodlands Community Temple - White Plains, NY

Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz
President, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Rabbi David Ehrenkranz
Maimonides School - Brookline, MA

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Congregation B'nai Tzedek - Fountain Valley, CA

Rabbi Robert J. Eisen
Congregation Anshei Israel - Tucson, AZ

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Congregation Ahavas Israel - Passaic, NJ

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Herzlia - Adas Yeshurun Synagogue
Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

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Director of Religoius Services, Lions Gate CCRC - Voorhees, NJ

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Campus Rabbi and Senior Director for Educational Initiatives
Fiedler Hillel at Northwestern University - Evanston, IL

Reb Mimi Feigelson
Mashpiah Ruchanit - The Zeigler School of Rabbinic Studies
American Jewish University

Rabbi Dr. Paul (Shaul) R. Feinberg
Har Adar, Israel

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Emeritus, Teaneck Jewish Center - Teaneck, NJ

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Congregation Emek Beracha - Palo Alto, CA

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Senior Rabbi, Temple Shalom - Chevy Chase, MD

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Temple Sinai - Cinnaminson, NJ

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Young Israel of New Rochelle, NY

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Temple Emanuel of North Jersey - Franklin Lakes, NJ

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Young Israel of Orange County (CA)

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Jerusalem, Israel

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Temple Ohabei Shalom - Brookline, MA

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Temple Emanu-El - Providence, RI

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Temple Shaarei Shalom - Boynton Beach, FL

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Rosh Yeshivat Orayta
Director, Isralight

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Executive Director
Human Relations Commission
City of Los Angeles

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Cape Cod Synagogue - Hyannis, MA

Rabbi Daniel Friedman
Beth Israel Synagogue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Rabbi Mark Friedman
Congregation Sha'ar Shalom - Chomedey, Quebec, Canada

Rabbi Ronne Friedman
Temple Israel - Boston, MA

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Rosh Hayeshiva
Machon HaTorah, Rambam Mesivta - Lawrence, NY
Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaways - Cedarhurst, NY
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Congregation Beth Israel - West Hartford, CT

Rabbi David Gelfand
Temple Israel of the City of New York

Rabbi Jonathan Glass
Synagogue for the Arts (Civic Center, NYC)

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Congregation Ahavat Yisroel - Montreal, Canada

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Congregation Shearith Israel - Dallas, TX

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Dean of Students and Assistant Professor
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

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Temple Beth Sholom - Miami Beach, FL

Rabbi Rachel Goldeberg
Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek - Chester, CT

Rabbi Alan Goldman
Senior Educator, Machon HaDati
Jewish Agency

Rabbi Andrea Goldstein
Congregation Shaare Emeth - St. Louis, MO

Rabbi Jeffrey W. Goldwasser
Congregation Beth Israel - North Adams, MA

Rabbi Dr. David Golinkin
Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies - Jerusalem

Rabbi Mikah R. Goldman
PANIM: The Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values
Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Education Center at Brookdale Community College

Rabbi Evan Goodman
Senior Rabbi, Temple Israel of New Rochelle, NY

Rabbi Marvin Goodman
Executive Director, Northern California Board of Rabbis

Rabbi Michael Gotlieb
Kehillat Ma'arav - Santa Monica, CA

Rabbi Steven M. Graber
Temple Hillel - North Woodmere, NY

Rabbi Alysa Mendelson Graf
Temple Israel - Westport, CT

Rabbi Laurie Green
Aspen Jewish Congregation - Aspen, CO

Rabbi C. Michelle Greenberg
Temple Jeremiah - Northfield, IL

Rabbi Wallace Greene
Jewish Educational Services of Northern New Jersey

Rabbi Reuven Grodner
Director, Hillel-Hecht Beit Midrash Program
The Hebrew University - Jerusalem

Rabbi Daniel Gropper
Community Synagogue - Rye, NY

Rabbi Yonah Gross
Young Israel of Phoenix, AZ

Rabbi Stephen Grundfast
Beth El Congregation - Akron, OH

Rabbi Debra Hachen
Closter, NJ

Rabbi Jon Haddon
Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Shearith Israel - Ridgefield, CT

Rabbi Stanley Halpern
Temple Israel - Gary, IN

Rabbi Ze'ev Harari
Congregation Am Echod - Lindenhurst, IL

Rabbi Maurice Harris
Temple Beth Israel - Eugene, OR

Rabbi Vered L. Harris
Congregation Beth Torah - Overland Park, KS

Rabbi Herzl Hefter
Yeshivat Hamivtar, Efrat, Israel

Rabbi Boaz D. Heilman
Congregation B'nai Torah - Sudbury, MA

Rabbi Sidney M. Helbraun
Temple Beth-El - Northbrook, IL

Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot
Chair, Departments of Bible and Jewish Thought
Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School

Rabbi Jason Herman
Congregation Beth Israel – West Side Jewish Center, New York, NY

Rabbi Leah M. Herz
Temple Israel - Canton, OH

Rabbi Yair Hoffman
Far Rockaway, NY

Rabbi Marla R. Hornsten
Temple Israel - West Bloomfield, MI

Rabbi Daniel Horwitz
Greenfield Chapel, Congregation Beth Yeshurun - Houston, TX

Rabbi Mitchell M. Hurvitz
Temple Sholom - Greenwich, CT

Rabbi Steven Leonard Jacobs, DHL, DD
Temple Emanu-El - Tuscaloosa, AL

Rabbi Shira H. Joseph
Congregation Sha'aray Shalom - Hingham, MA

Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky
Congregation Ansche Chesed - New York, NY

Rabbi Jennifer Kaluzny
Temple Israel, West Bloomfield, MI

Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky
Dean, South Shore Yeshiva

Rabbi Pinchus E. Kamenetzky

Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetzky
Telshe Yeshiva

Rabbi Yehuda B. Kamenetzky
Kollel St. Louis

Rabbi Zvi Kamenetzky
Menahel Talmud Torah Toronto

Rabbi Dana Evan Kaplan
Temple B'nai Israel - Albany, GA

Rabbi Elliot Kaplowitz
Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Brandeis University

Rabbi Stephen Karol
Temple Isaiah - Stony Brook, NY

Rabbi Joshua Katzan
Congregation Habonim - New York, NY

Rabbi Rick Kellner
Temple Isaiah - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi David S. Kirshner
Temple Emanu-El - Closter, NJ

Rabbi Beth H. Klafter
Temple Beth David - Commack, NY

Rabbi David Klatzker, PhD
Temple Ner Tamid - Peabody, MA

Rabbi Michael Klayman
Lake Success Jewish Center - Great Neck, NY

Rabbi Andrew Klein
Temple Habonim - Barrington, RI

Rabbi Stephen A.Klein
Scarsdale Synagogue, Temples Tremont and EmanuEl - Scarsdale, NY

Rabbi Avraham Knobel
Manhattan Day School

Rabbi Peter S. Knobel
Beth Emet the Free Synagogue - Evanston, IL

Rabbi Joseph Koakowski
Congregation Kol Emes (Young Israel of Richmond, VA)

Rabbi Jeffrey B. Kobrin
Ramaz Middle School

Rabbi Norman Koch
Temple Sholom - New Milford, CT

Rabbi Manes Kogan
Hillcrest Jewish Center - Fresh Meadows, NY

Rabbi Douglas Kohn
Congregation Emanu El - San Bernardino, CA

Rabbi Stephanie D. Kolin
Temple Israel - Boston

Rabbi Andy Koren
Temple Emanuel - Greensboro, NC

Rabbi Nachum Kosofsky
Congregation Shaarei Tefila - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Laurence A. Kotok
Temple B'rith Kodesh - Rochester, NY

Rabbi Douglas E. Krantz
Congregation B'nai Yisrael - Armonk, NY

Rabbi Jonathan Kraus
Beth El Temple Center - Belmont, MA

Rabbi (emer.) Allen Krause
Temple Beth El - Aliso Viejo, CA

Rabbi Simcha Krauss
Young Israel of Hillcrest - Flushing,NY
Past President, Religious Zionists of America

Rabbi Elly Krimsky
Assistant Director, The Morris and Gertrude Bienenfeld Department of Jewish Career Development and Placement
Director, RIETS Rabbinic Alumni
Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS)
Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future

Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff
Vice President for Special Projects
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Past President, Central Conference of American Rabbis

Rabbi Reuven Kruger
Young Israel Community Synagogue of Ramat Poleg
Netanya, Israel

Rabbi Harold L. Kudan
Am Shalom - Glencoe, Il

Rabbi William I. Kuhn
Congregation Rodeph Shalom - Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Norman Lamm
Chancellor, Yeshiva University

Rabbi Tsvi Landau
Rush University Hospital
Chaplain Resident

Rabbi Levi D. Lauer
Founding Executive Director, Atzum

Rabbi Jonah Layman
Shaare Tefila Congregation - Silver Spring, MD

Rabbi Alex Lazarusz-Klein
Temple Sinai - Amherst, NY

Rabbi Naftali Lefkowitz
Lakewood Kollel North Miami

Rabbi Shaya Lefkowitz
Lakewood Kollel

Rabbi David Leibtag
Head of School
Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns & Rockaway - Lawrence, NY

Rabbi Leigh Lerner
Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom - Montreal, Quebec, CA

Rabbi Dr. Zvi Leshem
Congregation Shirat Shlomo - Efrat, Israel

Rabbi Joshua Lesser
Congregation Bet Haverim - Atlanta, GA

Rabbi Lisa Levenberg
Congregation Shir Hadash - Los Gatos, CA

Rabbi Charles S. Levi
Temple Shir Shalom - Buffalo Grove, IL

Rabbi Amy Levin
Temple Torat Yisrael - Cranston, RI

Rabbi Daniel Levin
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton, FL

Rabbi Leonard Levin
The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Rabbi David C. Levy
Succasunna, NJ

Rabbi Sheryl Lewart
Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Congregation
Pacific Palisades, CA

Rabbi Seth M. Limmer
Congregation B'nai Yisrael of Armonk, NY

Rabbi David H. Lincoln
Park Avenue Synagogue - New York City

Rabbi Steven Lindemann
Temple Beth Sholom - Cherry Hill, NJ

Rabbi Dennis Linson
Temple Judea - Laguna Hills, CA

Rabbi Jonathan Lipnick
The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Rabbi Norman S. Lipson
Temple Dor Dorim - Weston, FL

Rabbi Stephen Listfield
Tree of Life Congregation - Pittsburgh, PA

Rabbi Greg Litcofsky
Temple Shir Tikva - Wayland, MA

Rabbi Alan E. Litwak
Temple Sinai - North Miami Beach, FL

Rabbi Joshua Lobel
Temple Chaverim - Plainview, NY

Rabbi Garry Loeb
Temple Beth-El - Monroe, NY

Rabbi Scott Looper
Congregation Or Shalom - Vernon Hills, IL

Rabbi Mike Lotker
Temple Ner Ami - Camarillo, CA

Rabbi Jonathan Lubliner
Senior Rabbi, Jacksonville Jewish Center - Jacksonville, FL

Rabbi Janet Marder
Congregation Beth Am - Los Altos Hills, CA

Rabbi Randall Mark
Shomrei Torah - Wayne, NJ

Rabbi Daniel Mayer
Yeshiva University High School for Girls

Rabbi Eitan Mayer
Menahel Chinuchi, Midreshet Moriah - Jerusalem

Rabbi Michael Mayersohn
Alliance for Christian and Jewish Studies

Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman
Senior Scholar, Temple Israel - Boston MA

Rabbi Batsheva Meiri
Congregation Beth Hatephila, Asheville, NC

Rabbi Amy L. Memis-Foler
Temple Judea Mizpah - Skokie, IL

Rabbi Gary Menchel
Menahel, Yeshiva Har Torah - Little Neck, NY

Rabbi Paul Menitoff
Executive Vice President Emeritus
Central Conference of American Rabbis

Rabbi David A. Mersky
Brandeis University - Waltham, MA

Rabbi Dr. Alter B. Z. Metzger
Professor of Judaic Studies
Stern College for Women / Yeshiva University

Rabbi Barbara Metzinger
Temple Emanuel - Beaumont, TX

Rabbi Joel H. Meyers
Executive Vice President
Rabbinical Assembly

Rabbi Brian I. Michelson
Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom - Reading, PA

Rabbi Dr. Jonathan S. Milgram
Professor, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Rabbi Avis D. Miller
President, Open Dor Foundation
Rabbi Emerita, Adas Israel Congregation, Washington, DC

Rabbi Bennett F. Miller
Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple - New Brunswick, NJ

Rabbi Ellie Miller
Temple Sharey Tefilo Israel - South Orange, NJ

Rabbi Jason Miller
Tamarack Camps

Rabbi Jason A. Miller
Congregation T'chiyah - Oak Park, MI

Rabbi Jordan Millstein
Temple Sinai of Bergen County - Tenafly, NJ

Rabbi Joshua E. Minkin
Temple Emanu-El of Canarsie - Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi James L. Mirel
Bellevue, WA

Rabbi Stephen F. Moch
Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Past Board Member, American Friends of Yad VaShem

Rabbi Steven Morgen
Congregation Beth Yeshurun - Houston, TX

Rabbi Jonathan Morgenstern
Young Israel of Scarsdale - Scarsdale, NY

Rabbi Chanan Morrison
Congregation Kol Yehuda - Mitzpe Yericho, Israel

Rabbi Jeremy S. Morrison
Temple Israel - Boston, MA

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher
Beth Haverim Shir Shalom - Mahwah, NJ

Rabbi Lionel Moses
Shaare Zion Congregation - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Rabbi Steven Moss
B'nai Israel Reform Temple - Oakdale, NY

Rabbi Linda Motzkin
Temple Sinai - Saratoga Springs, NY

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Young Israel of Century City, CA

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Dean, Hebrew Theological College - Skokie, IL

Rabbi Mois Navon
Senior Educator
Ptil Tekhelet Association, Israel

Rabbi David A. Nelson
Congregation Beth Shalom - Oak Park, MI

Rabbi Arthur P. Nemitoff
Senior Rabbi
The Temple, Congregation B'nai Jehudah

Rabbi Daniel S. Nevins
Dean of the Rabbinical School
The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Rabbi Hillel Norry
Congregation Shearith Israel - Atlanta, GA

Rabbi Shoshana Nyer
Temple B'nai Shalom - Fairfax Station, VA

Rabbi Janet Offel
Temple Kol Tikvah - Woodland Hills, Ca

Rabbi David Oler
Congregation Beth Or - Deerfield, IL

Rabbi Schachar Orenstein
The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue of Montreal - Quebec, Canada

Rabbi Boaz Pash
Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Krakow, Poland

Rabbi Lee S. Paskind
First Hebrew Congregation - Peekskill, NY

Rabbi Barbara Rosman Penzner
Temple Hillel B'nai Torah - Boston, MA

Rabbi Amy R. Perlin, D.D.
Senior Rabbi, Temple B'nai Shalom - Fairfax Station, VA

Rabbi Anne Persin
North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation - Tahoe Vista, CA

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Director, Just Congregations
Union for Reform Judaism

Rabbi Richard Plavin
Temple Beth Sholom - Manchester, CT

Rabbi Gary Pokras
Temple Judea of Bucks County
Doylestown, PA

Rabbi Nehemia Polen
Brighton, MA

Rabbi Yossi Pollak
Beit Chaverim Synagogue of Westport/Norwalk - Westport, CT

Rabbi Eric Polokoff
B’nai Israel - Southbury, CT

Rabbi Fredric S. Pomerantz
Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Beth El of Northern Valley, Closter, NJ
Past President, New Jersey Association of Reform Rabbis

Rabbi Charles S. Popky
Agudath Israel Congregation
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Rabbi Jeff Portman
Agudas Achim Congregation - Iowa City, IA

Rabbi Janise Poticha
Temple Sinai of Massapequa, NY

Rabbi Reuben J. Poupko
Beth Israel Beth Aaron Congregation - Montreal, Canada

Rabbi Amber Powers
Dean of Admissions and Recruitment
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Grand Rabbi Aaron Shlomo Rabinowitz
Biala Rebbe, shlit"a
Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Stanley Rabinowitz
President Emeritus, Rabbinical Assembly

Rabbi Arnold Rachlis
University Synagogue - Irvine, CA

Rabbi Sanford Ragins
Leo Baeck Temple - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Dr. Ferenc Raj
Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Beth El - Berkeley, CA

Rabbi G. Rayzel Raphael
Philadelphia, PA

Rabbi Jason Rappoport
Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus, Yale University

Rabbi Uri Regev
Past president, World Union for Progressive Judaism

Rabbi Dr. Michael Reichel
Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivat Shvilei Hatorah - Jerusalem

Rabbi Michael M. Remson
Kenosha, WI

Rabbi Laurie Rice
Congregation Micah - Brentwood, TN

Rabbi Philip Rice
Congregation Micah - Brentwood, TN

Rabbi Yael Ridberg
West End Synagogue - New York, NY

Rabbi Debra J. Robbins
Temple Emanu-El - Dallas, TX

Rabbi Norman T. Roman
Temple Kol Ami - West Bloomfield, MI

Rabbi Jeffrey N. Ronald
Beth Israel Congregation - Florence, SC

Rabbi Jason Rosenberg
Congregation Beth Am - Tampa, FL

Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld
Temple Beth Zion - Buffalo, NY

Rabbi Adam Rosenthal
Peninsula Sinai Congregation - Foster City, CA

Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal
Ahavath Achim Congregation - Atlanta, GA

Rabbi Joel Roth
The Jewish Theological Seminary of America;
The Conservative Yeshiva - Jerusalem

Rabbi Ronald S. Roth
Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B'nai Israel - Fair Lawn, NJ

Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein
Temple Sinai - Saratoga Springs, NY

Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein
Central Synagogue - New York City

Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria
B'nai Jeshurun Congregation - Pepper Pike, OH

Rabbi Elissa Sachs-Kohen
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Rabbi Michael J. Safra
B'nai Israel Congregation - Rockville, MD

Rabbi Jared H. Saks
Temple Israel - Minneapolis, MN

Rabbi Murray Saltzman
Rabbi Emeritus, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation - Baltimore MD

Rabbi David Fox Sandmel, Ph.D.
Congregation Kol Ami - Chicago, IL
Crown Ryan Professor of Jewish Studies, Catholic Theological Union

Rabbi Yehuda Sarna
University Chaplain - New York University

Rabbi Michael Satz
Congregation M'kor Shalom - Cherry Hill, NJ

Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter
University Professor and Senior Scholar, Center for the Jewish Future
Yeshiva University

Rabbi Peter B. Schaktman
Temple Emanu-El - Honolulu, Hawaii

Rabbi Mordechai Y. Scher
Beit Midrash Kol BeRamah/Santa Fe Torah Learning Coop

Rabbi Stan Schickler
National Association of Temple Educators - New York, NY

Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger
Director of Community Education and Community Rabbinic Scholar
Community Kollel of Dallas

Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld
Young Israel of Kew Garden Hills

Rabbi Rebecca Yael Schorr
Fountain Valley, CA

Rabbi Menachem Schrader
Congragation Tiferet Avot - Efrat, Israel

Rabbi Michael Schudrich
Chief Rabbi
Jewish Community of Poland

Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis
Valley Beth Shalom - Encino, California

Rabbi Barry Dov Schwartz
Temple Bnai Sholom
Rockville Centre, NY

Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz
Congregation M’kor Shalom - Cherry Hill, NJ

Rabbi Frederick C. Schwartz
Temple Sholom of Chicago (emer.)

Rabbi Joel R. Schwartzman
Congregation B'nai Chaim - Morrison, CO

Rabbi Ronald L. Schwarzberg
Director – The Morris and Gertrude Bienenfeld Department of
Jewish Career Development and Placement
Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS)
Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future

Rabbi Adrienne Scott
Congregation Beth Israel - Houston, TX

Rabbi Ahud Sela
Sinai Temple - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Joel Seltzer
Temple Emanu-El - Providence, RI

Rabbi Daniel A. Septimus
Temple De Hirsch Sinai - Seattle, WA

Rabbi Lawrence R. Sernovitz
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am
Abington, PA

Rabbi Richard J. Shapiro
Interim Senior Rabbi, Temple Beth-El of Great Neck

Rabbi Rebecca P. Shinder
Temple Beth Shalom - Florida, NY

Rabbi Mark L. Shook
Congregation Temple Israel - St. Louis, MO

Rabbi Toni Shy
Congregation Ohev Shalom
Marlboro Jewish Center - Marlboro, NJ

Rabbi Paul Sidlofsky
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation - Baltimore, MD

Rabbi Diana R. Siegel
Congregation Beth Yeshurun - Houston, TX

Rabi Jodie Siff
Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore - Manhasset, NY

Rabbi Dan Sikowitz
Congregation Kol Ami - Frederick, MD

Rabbi Eric A. Silver
Temple Beth David - Cheshire, CT

Rabbi/Cantor Rhoda Silverman
Temple Emanu-El of Baltimore - Reisterstown, MD

Rabbi Yedidya Sinclair
Jewish Climate Initiative - Jerusalem

Rabbi Suzanne Singer
Temple Beth El - Riverside, CA

Rabbi Eric J. Siroka
Temple Beth-El - South Bend, IN

Rabbi Joel L. Sisenwine
Temple Beth Elohim - Wellesley Hills, MA

Rabbi Hesch Sommer
Guilford, CT

Rabbi Pesach Sommer
Shalhevet High School

Rabbi Rifat Sonsino, LLB, Ph.D.
Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Beth Shalom - Needham, MA
Boston College, Theology Department

Rabbi Wendy Spears
Congregation Or Ami - Calabasas, CA

Rabbi Reena Spicehandler
Temple Sholom - Broomall, PA

Rabbi David Spitz
Temple Menorah - Chicago, IL

Rabbi Elie Spitz
Orange County, CA

Rabbi Jacob Staub
Professor, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Rabbi Israel C. Stein
Rabbi Emeritus
Congregation Rodeph Sholom - Bridgeport, CT

Rabbi Jonathan A. Stein
Shaaray Tefila - New York, NY

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf
Adas Israel Congregation - Washington, DC

Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz
Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem - Cote St. Luc, Quebec, Canada

Rabbi Keith Stern
Temple Beth Avodah - Newton, MA

Rabbi Kenneth A. Stern
Congregation Gesher Shalom - Fort Lee, NJ

Rabbi Michael N. Stevens
Temple Beth-El - Munster, IN

Rabbi Joshua Strom
Temple Shaaray Tefila – New York, NY

Rabbi Jeff Sultar
Beth Am Israel - Penn Valley, PA

Rabbi Brooks R. Susman
Congregation Kol Am - Freehold, NJ

Rabbi Harvey Tattlebaum
Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Shaarey Tefila - New York, NY

Rabbi Lawrence Teitelman
Young Israel of New Hyde Park, NY

Rabbi David A. Teutsch
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Rabbi Daniel Treiser
Temple B’nai Israel - Clearwater, FL

Rabbi Leonard B. Troupp
Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Beth David - Commack, NY

Rabbi Dr. Jeremiah Unterman
Past Director, Association of Modern Orthodox Day Schools and Yeshiva High Schools

Rabbi Hillel Van-Leeuwen
Midreshet Yeud, Jerusalem

Rabbi Yakov Vann
Calabasas Shul - Calabasas, CA
Director of Kashrut Services, Rabbinical Council of California

Rabbi Chaim Wasserman
President, Council of Young Israel Rabbis in Israel
Emeritus, Young Israel of Passaic-Clifton, NJ

Rabbi Elchanan Jay Weinbach
Shalhevet School - Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Arthur Weiner
The Jewish Community Center of Paramus - Paramus, NJ

Rabbi Daniel A. Weiner
Temple De Hirsch Sinai - Seattle, WA

Rabbi Elie Weinstock
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun - New York, NY

Rabbi Avi Weiss
Hebrew Institute of Riverdale- Bronx, NY

Rabbi Stephen Weiss
B'nai Jeshurun Congregation - Pepper Pike, Ohio

Rabbi Mike Werbow
Congregation Beth Shalom - Pittsburgh, PA

Rabbi Michael A. White
Temple Sinai of Roslyn - Roslyn Heights, NY

Rabbi Michael Whitman
Adath Israel Poale Zedek Anshei Ozeroff - Hampstead, Quebec, Canada

Rabbi David Widzer
Temple Etz Chaim - Franklin, MA

Rabbi Jeffrey Wildstein
Temple Beth David - Westwood, MA

Rabbi Avraham Wilhelm
Lakewood Kollel

Rabbi Dov Wilhelm
Lakewood Kollel

Rabbi Naftali Aryeh Wilhelm
Ateres Zvi, Chicago

Rabbi Shmuel Wilhelm
Lakewood Kollel

Rabbi David Wise
Hollis Hills Jewish Center - Flushing, NY

Rabbi Irvin M. Wise
Adath Israel Congregation - Cincinnati, OH

Rabbi Stephen Wise
Shaarei-Beth El Congregation - Ontario, Canada

Rabbi Greg Wolfe
Congregation Bet Haverim - Davis, CA

Rabbi David Wolkenfeld
Center for Jewish Life, Princeton University

Rabbi Jonathan S. Woll
Temple Avoda - Fair Lawn, NJ

Rabbi David Wortman
Congregation Hesed shel Emet - Pottstown, PA
St. Joseph's University - Philadelphia, PA

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie
Union for Reform Judaism

Rabbi Daniel Yolkut
Keneseth Beth Israel - Richmond, VA

Rabbi David N. Young
Temple Sinai - North Miami Beach, FL

Rabbi Michael Zedek
Senior Rabbi, Emanuel Congregation - Chicago, IL

Rabbi Yeshayahu (Joel) Zeff
Yeshivat Torat Yosef/Hamivtar
Ohr Torah Stone Institutions, Israel

Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel
Temple Micah - Washington, D.C.

Rabbi Irwin A. Zeplowitz
The Community Synagogue - Port Washington, NY

Rabbi Lina Zerbarini
Director of Operations & Associate Rabbi
Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale - New Haven CT

Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel
Temple Micah - Washington, DC

Rabbi Irwin A. Zeplowitz
The Community Snagoguge - Port Washington, NY

Rabbi Mark Zimmerman
Congregation Beth Shalom - Atlanta, GA

Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman
Jewish Center of the Hamptons
Past President, Central Conference of American Rabbis
Past President, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

Rabbi Misha Zinkow
Temple Israel - Columbus, OH

Rabbi Ruth A. Zlotnick
Temple Beth Or - Township of Washington, NJ

Rabbi Henry A. Zoob
Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Beth David - Westwood, MA

Rabbi Yitzhak Zuriel

(Institutions listed for identification purposes only.)

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