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300 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830
203-869-7191 • Fax: 203-661-4811 • info@templesholom.com

Our Clergy

Rabbi Mitchell M. Hurvitz

203-542-7150 • rabbimitch@templesholom.com

Rabbi Mitchell M. Hurvitz Temple Sholom Synagogue Greenwich ConnecticutRabbi Mitchell M. Hurvitz (Rabbi Mitch) became part of the Temple Sholom family as an Assistant Rabbi in 1995, and was promoted to Associate Rabbi three years later. In 2001, he succeeded Hillel Silverman, now our Rabbi Emeritus, as Senior Rabbi. Rabbi Mitch is a scholar, teacher, community activist and preacher, and is recognized as one of the prominent religious leaders in the Greenwich area and beyond. A frequent guest speaker at synagogues and churches, study groups, community institutions and universities, he is a charismatic personality who engages individuals and stimulates hearts and minds. His teachings can be found in Greenwich Time, Greenwich Sentinel, Greenwich Jewish News and in other local and national publications.

Rabbi Mitch is a noted authority within the Conservative movement on how to create a welcoming environment for Interfaith families in congregations. An author of numerous popular and scholarly articles, he has also written the “Introduction to the Jewish Faith” and the Encyclopedia of Judaism for publisher Facts on File. Rabbi Mitch is the Co-Founder of The Sholom Center for Interfaith Learning & Fellowship, and currently serves as the President of the Greenwich Fellowship of Clergy, a position he has held several times. He has also been a member of the Rabbinical Assembly Executive Committee and has served on the Rabbinical Assembly's Financial and Development Committees.

Rabbi Mitch was born in Boston and raised in Palo Alto, California. He earned a BA in History at UCLA, a Master of Hebrew Letters from the University of Judaism and a second MA degree in Jewish Studies and Rabbinic Ordination with a concentration in Rabbinic Literature and Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Rabbi Mitch is blessed with his wife of more than 30 years, Roseanne, and four children.

Contact Rabbi Mitch at rabbimitch@templesholom.com if you would like to be added to the distribution list for Rabbi's weekly teaching. 


Rabbi Kevin Peters, Assistant Rabbi/Director of Jewish Education & Youth Programs

203-542-7157 • rabbikevin@templesholom.com

After three years of internships and working part time at Temple Sholom, Rabbi Kevin is excited to be a full-time member of the Temple Sholom family! He was recently ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City and also holds an MA from the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education. Rabbi Kevin graduated with honors from CUNY, College of Staten Island with a BA in Psychology. He came to JTS after working for more than seven years in the field of developmental disabilities. As someone with dyslexia and ADD, Rabbi Kevin is interested in working to make Jewish communal and educational environments more inclusive and sensitive to the needs of individuals with learning disabilities.

 


Ezra Konigsberg, Chazan Sheini/Ritual Director

203-542-7151 • ezra.konigsberg@templesholom.com

Ezra Konigsberg Ritual Director Temple Sholom Synagogue Greenwich ConnecticutEzra Konigsberg, who serves as the Shaliach Sibur/Ritual Director and the primary Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutor, celebrated his 20th year at Temple Sholom in 2017. In addition to assisting with services, Ezra also teaches Hebrew in the Temple Sholom Learning Center. Ezra was born in New York City and raised in Connecticut by a family of cantors. He was educated at Solomon Schechter Day School in Woodbridge, CT, and earned his BA in English from Southern Connecticut State University. Ezra and his wife Robin play an active role in many synagogue programs. They currently live in Westchester with their daughter, Hannah, and son, Max.

 

 

 


Mikhal Weiner, Chazan Rishon/Cantorial Soloist

Mikhal Weiner is an Israeli-born essayist, journalist, and musician living and creating in Brooklyn, NY. As a Cantorial Soloist and musician she performs and writes both religious and secular music. Mikhal graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2014 with a B.Mus in composition and conducting. Being Jewish is a core part of her identity; it is the prism through which she views the world. Raised in a conservative, egalitarian Jewish household, she is passionate about exploring the connections between Jewish traditions and modern thought. Mikhal's mother is a Cantor and, as a result, some of her most powerful memories took place in synagogue settings—chanting Torah or Haftarah, studying texts, doing social justice work, and more. She has worked extensively in Jewish education, both as a teacher and as an administrator, across Israel as well as in Boston and New York.

 

 


Ella Joy Meir, Cantorial Soloist

Ella Joy Meir is an Israeli musician, residing and working in Brooklyn, NY. Ella is a musician of all trades and works in a range of roles — from performing as a singer and pianist to composing and producing music in multiple genres. These days she works as a contributing composer for the Facebook Sound Collection, recording and  producing dozens of tracks in a range of styles, as well as composing and performing for a number of other sound libraries. Her work for Facebook has been used in a number of viral videos, garnering hundreds of millions of views. Ella has worked with Israeli-Jewish band Banot, creating arrangements for an extensive repertoire of beloved Israeli and American songs. She has also worked with Mikhal Weiner on multiple occasions at Temple Sholom to craft a beautiful and unique spiritual and musical experience for the Temple Sholom congregation.

 

 


Rabbi Hillel E. Silverman, Rabbi Emeritus

858-450-3027

Rabbi Hillel E. Silverman was born in Hartford, CT. He is the son of the late Rabbi and Mrs. Morris Silverman. Rabbi Silverman graduated from Yale University. He was ordained a rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York in 1949, and in 1952 achieved a Doctorate in Bible Studies. In 1974 he received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the University of Judaism. Rabbi Silverman served as Senior Rabbi of Temple Sholom from 1981-2001, when he announced his retirement. 

In addition to his pulpit duties, Rabbi Silverman is a recognized author and lecturer. During his tenure in Greenwich he served on the Board of Directors of the Greenwich UJA/Federation, Jewish Family Services, Greenwich Emergency Medical Service and other local civic agencies. He has also served as president of the Greenwich Fellowship of Clergy.

 

Sun, September 19 2021 13 Tishrei 5782