High Holy Days Rabbi 5778



Congregation Etz Chayim is honoured and delighted to welcome Rabbi Moshe Edelman to Winnipeg and our kehillah as our Scholar in Residence for the upcoming High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

“Reb Moshe” is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary. He served as the rabbi of the North Shore Jewish Center in Port Jefferson as well as Beth El of Cedarhurst, both on Long Island.

As the Director of Leadership Development for Conservative synagogues, he created and presented SULAM, a four day program training soon-to-be presidents of shuls.  Over a 19 year period, in 38 editions of SULAM, more than 1000 women and men prepared for effective supervision of their congregations. From Vancouver to Boca Raton and from Toronto to Los Angeles, the rabbi assembled faculties which offered innovative insights to assure successful leadership.

Moshe’s pilgrimage groups to Israel included USY teenagers, birthright collegians, HAZAK seniors as well as his own congregational tours.

The rabbi is called on as a scholar in residence and often combines such visits with strategic planning seminars for synagogue officers and trustees. He has also taught at Limmud Winnipeg and Limmud Baltimore. (Perhaps some of us learned with him on his previous visits to our city!)

Recently, he has been on the faculty of Camp Ramah, Nyack, New York; rabbi in residence for 14 years at the HAZAK seniors Week of Learning as well as at the Berkshire Hills Senior Retreats. He is even a Kashrut Mashgiach for a New York City restaurant, BENS. Moshe has served the needs of a Health Related Facility for Shabbatot for more than 4 years.

Rabbi Moshe Edelman continues to learn in a chevruta setting of a dozen men and women in his home community of Riverdale (Bronx) New York.

The rabbi has been a “second rabbi” for the High Holy Days in large congregations in Northbrook Illinois, Richmond, Virginia, Marlboro, NJ, Adas Israel in Toronto, Agudath Israel in Ottawa and Metuchen,NJ. He has also “solo led” Beit Rayim in Toronto before they elected a rabbi as well as in Massapequa, New York.

Our congregation is excited to daven and learn, to celebrate and rejoice with Moshe Edelman.  Please join us!!