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Rabbi Shmuel Polin

After an extensive search, we are excited to introduce our new Rabbi, Shmuel Polin. He joined us on July 1, 2022. 

Rabbi Shmuel Polin is a Greater Philadelphia/New Jersey native, Shmuel completed his B.A. at American University in Washington D.C. where he studied Jewish Studies and International Studies. He also completed both an M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies and an M.A. in Jewish Studies from Gratz College of Melrose Park, Pennsylvania. His thesis focused on the depiction of European antisemitism in 1930's-1940's American and foreign cinema. Shmuel has years of experience of teaching Hebrew School at Kehillat HaNahar of New Hope, Pennsylvania, leading as a student rabbi at Beth Boruk Temple (Richmond, Indiana) and Temple Israel (Paducah, Kentucky), and also working for Israeli non-governmental organizations. He recently served as Rabbi of Temple Israel in Columbus, Georgia.

You may read more about him on his website,

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Sun, July 21 2024 15 Tammuz 5784