Rabbi Steven Silberman
Steven Silberman, rabbi of Ahavas Chesed Congregation, was born in High Point, NC and grew up in Newington, Ct. He received his BS in Psychology from UCLA and was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York City in 1990. An academic and spiritual high point in his life was studying in and living in Jerusalem, Israel during his seminary training. The greatest moments of his life are his marriage to his wife, Manette, and the births of their four children, David, Aaron, Jacob and Danit. They have lived in Mobile, AL since 1990 and enjoy sharing family time. Rabbi Silberman places a priority on maintaining close relationships with the members of his synagogue. Frequently, he visits local schools and churches to teach about Judaism. Occasionally, he writes a guest religion column for the website Al.com and local newspaper (Mobile Press- Register). There is also a special place in his heart for Camp Ramah Darom (northern Georgia), at which he has taught for children and adults for over 20 years. Periodically, Rabbi Silberman teaches local classes through Elderhostel (now called Road Scholars) and Eastern Shore Institute of Lifelong Learning. Eight years ago, he was asked to assist in the establishment of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Trialogue, whose goal is to foster understanding between people of these faiths through ongoing shared learning experiences. In his spare time he enjoys being with his family, reading, listening to music and travelling.