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Rabbi Israel Wohlgelernter, ùìéè"à
the past 45 years, Rabbi Israel
Wohlgelernter has enlightened our minds and moved our hearts.
Under his guidance, our synagogue has become a vital center,
pulsating with Yiddishkeit and enriching the lives of those who
come within its reach.
Rabbi Wohlgelernter has affected so many by virtue of a unique
blend of personal traits. A descendant of a long line of Rabbis,
(including the legendary "Seer of Lublin," a Chassidic Master).
Rabbi Wohlgelernter has the ability to kindle sparks in our
hearts, and to awaken in us the joy of Jewish life. His is a
balanced approach, for in his teaching and handling of Halachic
issues, he displays precise reasoning. He is a graduate of
Yeshiva University, a student of the late Rabbi Joseph B.
Soloveitchik, and a retired professor of Talmud and Jewish
philosophy at Yeshiva University.
Rabbi Wohlgelernter possesses a thorough understanding of the
social issues and cultural currents of the modern world. This
enables him to discern the real problems of our day and to
address such problems from the perspective and wisdom of eternal
Torah values. Similarly, this understanding allows him to
present the teachings of Judaism in a manner that is relevant,
meaningful and applicable to the daily lives of those he
Under his leadership, the synagogue has grown
from a fledgling minyan into an overflowing shul. He has
attracted many people from diverse backgrounds and all age
groups into the synagogue, and has offered them the hospitality
of his heart and home. He has counseled, comforted, and helped
us in times of need and he has danced with us in times of joy.
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