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Congregation Beth Israel

Traditional Judaism. Welcoming Community. All Here In Schenectady.

Congregation Beth Israel

Traditional Judaism. Welcoming Community. All Here In Schenectady.

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Rabbi Avraham Kelman

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Rabbi Avraham Kelman received his Semicha from Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary in 1983, and belonged to the last class to be ordained by Rabbi Yosef Dov Halevi Soloveichik.
For the past sixteen years he served as Rabbi to Congregation Ahabat Sholom in Lynn, MA. , and continues to serve as a Dayan (Rabbinical Judge), on the Rabbinical Court of Justice, in Boston, MA.
Rabbi Kelman, previously served as Chief Rabbi of the City of Trieste, Italy, and was Rabbi of the Bucharian Congregation of Kew Gardens Hills, New York. Rabbi Kelman is a member of the Rabbinical Council of America, and is also a Shochet , a Mohel, and Sofer.
Rabbi Kelman is married to La Rabinessa Liora, and is father of Tova, Avigayil, and Baruch-Lev, and father-in-law to Moshe Lerer, and Zeidie to Odelia Emunah.