We are very excited to welcome Rabbi David Englander as our Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth El! In doing so, Rabbi Englander will be only the 4th Senior Rabbi of our spiritual home since World War II. He comes to us from B’nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton, Florida where he has served for more than 20 years. We are excited to continue Beth El’s tradition of excellence with Rabbi Englander into our next 100 years! Please join us as we welcome Rabbi Englander and his wife, Stephanie, along with their children Yaffa, Zev and Ayal to the Beth El family at Welcome Weekend July 8-10!
Our synagogue president, Stuart A. Sauer, met with Rabbi Englander in early March to sign contracts and discuss our future. Stuart said “I am confident that Rabbi Englander will continue the traditions, customs and values that have made Beth El a leader in our community for over a hundred years."
According to Rabbi Englander, “I am both overjoyed and deeply humbled to have been honored with the responsibility and opportunity to serve as your next Senior Rabbi. [This is] a chance for us to reflect on how important Beth El has been to generations of individuals and families. It’s also a chance to plan to offer a warm and welcoming embrace to everyone who is not yet part of a synagogue community who might benefit from joining their Jewish story to ours.”
Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro, who will continue her brilliance at Beth El as part of our leadership team said, “I am thrilled to be working with my new clergy partner, Rabbi David Englander, who has already proven to be a wonderful leader and a real mensch!”
Jason Whitney and Faye Shapiro led the rabbi search. According to Jason, “The search committee met with more than 10 candidates, and there was never a doubt that Rabbi Englander was the best one for Beth El. We are so excited to have him accept the Senior Rabbi position!"