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Jewish Congregation

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Our Leadership

Rabbi Ben-Zion Lanxner

Rabbi Ben-Zion Lanxner was born in Tel-Aviv, Israel. He then moved to Antwerp and Brussels, Belgium, where he was reared in a Chassidic Orthodox environment (his family is from the Belz Chassidic lineage).

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Board of Directors

Judy Hersh (President)
Jeff Levin (Vice-President)
Harry Harelik (Treasurer)
Hailee Yip (Secretary)
Inez Bonneville
Javis Howeth
George Keller
Kathleen Keller
Mike Pesses
Joseph Settle

Gabbai Rishon: Joseph Settle
Gabbai Sheni: Jeff Levin

Rabbinic Leadership

Congregation Agudath Jacob has been served by rabbinic leadership since 1886. This dates to our origin as an Orthodox shul, through to our current affiliation with the Conservative movement. The following individuals have served the congregation in positions of rabbinic leadership:

Rev. Samuel Levy (1886-1934)
Rabbi Nachman Heller (1902)
Rev. J.M. Rosenberg (1921-1948)
Rabbi I. Siegel (1921-1924)
Rabbi S. Sandberg (1925-1926)
Rabbi Charles B. Blumenthal (1926-1944)
Rabbi Emanuel Rothenberg (1945-1949)
Rabbi Abraham Herson (1950-1953)
Rabbi Norman Goldberg (1954-1960)
Rabbi Benjaimn Shandolov (1960-1962)
Rabbi Morris Shapiro (1962-1964)
Rabbi Daniel Fingerer (1964-1965)
Rabbi Louis Jacobs (1965-1966)
Rabbi Louis Dimpson (1966-1968)
Rabbi Harold Friedman (1971-1977)
Rabbi Abraham Pollack (1977-1983)
Rabbi Norman Kleinman (1983-1984)
Rabbi Shlomo Stauber (1985-1987)
Rabbi Max Zucker (1987-1997)
Rabbi Irwin Halpern (1997)
Rabbi Shaina Bacharach (1999-2003)
Rabbi Gordon Fuller (2004-2015)
Rabbi Ben-Zion Lanxner (2015-)

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