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Congregation Brothers of Israel

L'dor Vador—From Generation to Generation since 1883
לדור ודור

rabbinic intern Anne pettit

I would like to introduce myself to you as your spiritual leader. I have been a member of CBOI for the past six years and am now CBOI’s Rabbinic Intern. I am looking forward to serving you, getting to know you better, and to helping CBOI thrive and grow as a vibrant and active synagogue community.
After finishing law school I was a practicing attorney. I’ve also had many years of Judaic education, and am pursuing a program of study that should lead to my ordination as a full-fledged rabbi in one to two years.
 Our children are our future, and I will be working with both Cantor Warschauer and Religious School Director Joan Hersch, as well as the
Religious School students, parents and teachers to provide engaging learning experiences and B’nei Mitzvot preparation, as well as post-B’neiMitzvot programming. I will also be working with the CBOI’s organizations and fantastic staff to plan exciting special events and programming through the year.

Cantor jeff warschauer

Cantor Jeff Warschauer is a hazzan, educator and highly accomplished musician with a sweet voice and a friendly presence. Ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary, Jeff has served congregations in NY, NJ, New England, OH and PA. Jeff is also internationally renowned as a klezmer mandolinist and guitarist, as a soulful singer and as a skillful and inspirational educator. One half of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, he was a long-time member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, and has performed with Itzhak Perlman, Joel Grey and Theodore Bikel z”l. Jeff teaches at Columbia University, and is a Founding Artistic Director of KlezKanada. 

Hashalom alav    May His memory be a blessing

   Rabbi Emeritus Howard Hersch

Rabbi Howard Hersch served as the spiritual leader of our synagogue from 1960 to 2007. He was a scholar, teacher and esteemed member of several Rabbinical Boards. Rabbi Hersch has been active in many humanitarian and civic organizations, and had been the recipient of numerous awards for leadership and for his dedication to advancing the causes of the State of Israel, of the Jewish people and of all people in need. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Rabbi Hersch has provided us with decades of cherished memories and countless acts of friendship and caring. It seems as if he had a personal connection to each and every congregant. His welcoming spirit has created an atmosphere of warmth and inclusiveness that enables newcomers of all faiths and experiences to feel comfortable as soon as they walk through our doors.

As our Rabbi Emeritus, Rabbi Hersch generously made his wisdom, humor and compassion available to congregants in need.

Sun, July 14 2024 8 Tammuz 5784