Was born and raised in a Zionist, non-observant household in Atlanta, Georgia.  Profoundly, his parents gave Adam and his brothers (Joshua, Aaron and Isaac) biblical names, and a weekend with Rabbi Yitz Greenberg inspired his parents to send their children to Jewish day school.  

While he was in second grade, Adam's parents decided to keep a kosher home and Friday night Shabbat dinners became the norm. Upon entering public high school, Shabbat dinners gave way to Adam's participation in football, basketball and baseball games for the Raiders of Riverwood High. 

The choice of Emory University allowed Adam to stay in Atlanta to attend the wrestling matches and golf tournaments of his brothers.  While at Emory, Adam was elected captain of the school's varsity basketball team. 

Post - college Adam worked in his father's chemical and equipment manufacturing firm for 4 years. Adam traveled to Israel several times during his early adult years and in 1993 he left his family's company for the  WUJS year program in Israel.

 Upon return to the U.S., Adam pursued a master's degree in Jewish education at the University of Judaism, now the American Jewish University (AJU) in Los Angeles.  Eventually, he entered the institution's Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and was part of the school's first ordination class in 1999.  

Adam's first work after seminary was as director of Ramah Darom's year-round Jewish retreat center.  In the summer of 2001, Adam came to Israel in response to the increased terrorist activity against the country.  

Rabbi Frank is married to Lynne Weinstein and they are blessed with children Nadav (Oct. '03), Ella (Apr. '05) and Tamar (Aug. '08). Since 2005, Rabbi Frank has been engaged as the third rabbi in the history of Beit Knesset Moreshet Yisrael.  

Rabbi Frank can be reached at:   rabbi@moreshetyisrael.org
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                                     RABBI MOSHE SILBERSCHEIN

Moreshet Yisrael is delighted to welcome Rabbi Moshe Silberschein as our congregational rabbi while Rabbi Frank takes his sabbatical. Rav Moshe has a long history with our community as a presence and leader in our daily minyan, as well as contributing his knowledge and talents on Shabbatot.

Rav Moshe was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary and among his many professional achievements, he has served as the Academic Dean of the Machon Schechter Rabbinical Seminary. It is Rav Moshe's warmth, sincerity, talent and erudition that makes him a wonderful fit for our kehilah.

Born in the US Midwest, Rabbi Moshe Silberschein was educated at Columbia University, JTS and the Hebrew University. Ordained by JTS in 1981, he made Aliyah to Israel in 1982.

Rabbi Moshe Silberschein teaches piyut, liturgy and classical rabbinic literature to undergraduate and graduate students of various religious backgrounds and countries of origin in Jerusalem and abroad. From 2009 – 2012 he served as the dean of the Schechter Rabbinical School of the Masorti Movement in Israel and is presently on the teaching faculties of the Jerusalem campus of Hebrew Union College and the Jerusalem University College on Mount Zion.

Throughout his teaching career Rabbi Silberschein has also served congregations as both rabbi and cantor in such diverse locales as Tokyo, Japan, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and most recently Savannah, Georgia as the interim rabbi at Congregation Agudath Achim from 2015 - 2016. He is married to Susan, a nurse at Hadassah Hospital and they have two sons - Aviad and Alon.

                                           SARALEE SHRELL-FOX – Shlichat Tzibbur


Saralee has a rich background in Nusach and Jewish music since her childhood years at both, the Adath Jeshurun Synagogue in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Camp Ramah in Wisconsin. With her guitar playing, harmony skills and years of spiritual leadership, Saralee has filled-in as Moreshet Yisrael’s Shlichat Tzibur at various times over the years.

She is honored to take on the official position of Shlichat Tzibur, here at Moreshet Yisrael, where she hopes to continue inspiring local/overseas members, guests and Jewish Theological Seminary, Conservative Yeshiva students to daven along with her, weaving in the myriad of niggunim with traditional Nusach. A recent graduate of the European Academy of Jewish Liturgy (E.A.J.L.), we welcome Saralee to our team.


An olah since 1994, Saralee resides in East Talpiot with her husband, Rabbi Dr. Paul Shrell-Fox and their 5 children: Ilana, Maayan, Ayala, Einat and Itai.











Thu, 26 April 2018 11 Iyyar 5778