Alan Silverstein

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Alan Silverstein is an American Conservative rabbi and the spiritual leader of Congregation Agudath Israel since 1979. He received a master of Hebrew letters in rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and a Ph.D. in Jewish history from its Institute for the Advanced Study in Humanities and was ordained by its Rabbinical School. He also earned a master's degree in Jewish history from Columbia University.[1]

He was vice president of the National Council of Synagogues; president of the West Essex Clergy Association; president of the MetroWest Board of Rabbis and of the Rabbinical Assembly’s New Jersey Region; president of the New Jersey Coalition of Religious Leaders; and served as a member of the National Rabbinic Cabinet of the United Jewish Appeal. From 1993 to 1995 he was president of the International Rabbinical Assembly of the Conservative Movement. From 2000 - 2005 he was president of the Masorti Olami (World Council of Conservative Synagogues).[2]

A nationally renowned lecturer, Rabbi Silverstein has written numerous articles and booklets on intermarriage, conversion and the Arab-Israel conflict.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Congregation Agudath Israel (accessed 2007-09-23)
  2. ^ "Yasher Koach to Rabbi Alan Silverstein", Masorti Olami, November 2005. Accessed May 29, 2007.

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