Yaakov Pearlman

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Yaakov Pearlman was Chief Rabbi of Ireland from September 2001-June 2008.[1] Pearlman had previously been the Rabbi of Light of Israel Congregation, in Rochester, New York. A native of Manchester, England, he became the youngest rabbi in Britain when he was ordained at 20. He then moved to the United States, where he earned a master's degree in Jewish history at Hofstra University in New York and a doctorate in education from the University of California at San Diego. After completing his doctorate, he moved to Providence, Rhode Island, where he held a pulpit for nine years. He then served for 22 years in Rochester, first at Beth Joseph and then at Light of Israel.[2] He presently is a Rabbi in Yeshivas Mesivta V'Beis Medrish of Baltimore, headed by Rabbi Tzvi Dov Shlanger. o

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  1. ^ News Ireland | Irish News Paper | Free News Stories Online from The Irish Independent Newspaper - Independent.ie
  2. ^ /module/displaystory/story_id/17455/edition_id/346/format/html/displaystory.html j. - Ireland's chief rabbi faces challenges in new landscape
Preceded by
Gavin Broder
Chief Rabbi of Ireland
Succeeded by
Post empty, Acting Chief Rabbi Zalman Lent