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Rabbi Ilan D. Feldman began his service to Beth Jacob as its Assistant Rabbi in 1980, and as senior rabbi in 1991. Having had the unique privilege of serving in the community in which he was raised and succeeding his father, Rabbi Emanuel Feldman, who held this position for 39 years, Rabbi Ilan’s leadership provides a level of continuity and stability which typifies our shul.

Rabbi Feldman has played a key role in the development of our community’s infrastructure. He is a founder of Torah Day School of Atlanta and serves as its Rabbinic Advisor. He was instrumental in bringing the Atlanta Scholars Kollel to Atlanta; and he serves as the Dean of the Atlanta Kashruth Commission.

Rabbi Feldman was ordained at Ner Israel Rabbinical College and is a disciple of his father in-law, and Ner Israel’s Dean, Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Weinberg, OBM. He has a degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University, and is known for his skills as a counselor, combining religious guidance with practical stratagems to guide young and old.

Rebbetzin Miriam Feldman holds a degree from Yavne Teacher's College and Notre Dame University, and a Master's degree from Loyola University. She was one of the first four teachers of Torah Day School of Atlanta, which opened with 19 students in 1985 and today serves over 300 students. In 1996 she became the founding principal of the first girls-only high school in the South, the Temima High School for Girls, which has earned national recognition for excellence in religious and general education. Rebbetzin Miriam Feldman is the daughter of Rabbi Yaakov S. Weinberg, z”l and Rebbetzin Chana Weinberg, z”l. Her presentations in classes and lectures for adults are marked by passion, inspiration, and keen insight into human nature.

Rabbi Feldman and wife, Miriam, are blessed with eight children and many grandchildren.

Rabbi Emanuel Feldman is Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Beth Jacob where he was Rabbi from 1952 until 1991. For thirteen years he was the Editor of Tradition Magazine, the scholarly quarterly published by the Rabbinical Council of America. He is a former Vice President of the Rabbinical Council of America where he also served as Vice President of its Beis Din (Rabbinical Court).

Ordained by Baltimore’s Ner Israel Rabbinical College, he holds B.S. and M.S. degrees form The Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from Emory University. Rabbi Emanuel Feldman served as Adjunct Professor of Jewish Law at Emory University School of Law, and as Senior Lecturer at Bar Ilan University in Israel.

He has written nine books: The 28th of Iyar, based on his experiences during the Six Day War; Jewish Law as TheologyThe Biblical Echo: Reflections on BibleJews and JudaismOn JudaismTales Out of ShulThe Shul Without a ClockBiblical Questions: Spiritual Journeys; and most recently Tales Out of Jerusalem.   He is also the editor of Tehillim Eis Ratzon, a new translation of the Psalms.

He is the author of over 100 published articles in magazines and newspapers such as Saturday ReviewThe New RepublicThe Jerusalem Post and numerous Anglo-Jewish periodicals here and abroad.  He presently writes a bi-weekly column for the Jerusalem Post.

Since his formal retirement from the active pulpit in 1991, Rabbi Emanuel Feldman has been dividing his time between the United States and Jerusalem. In Jerusalem he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Rashi Translation Project of Jerusalem’s Ariel Research Institute, which has recently published The Ariel Chumash. Rabbi Feldman served on the staff of the Encyclopedia of Mitzvos. At present, he writes a regular column for Mishpacha magazine.

Rabbi Dov Foxbrunner is the Associate Rabbi at Beth Jacob. After attending Yeshivat Keren B'Yavneh, in Israel, Rabbi Foxbrunner returned to the United States, where he attended Yeshiva College of Our Nation’s Capital. He then returned to Israel,    attending the Mir Yeshiva and the Toras Shlomo Halacha Kollel. He received ordination from Rav Moshe Shternbuch and Rav Yosef Yitzchak Lerner, as well as certification in the laws of family purity from Rav Shternbuch, Rav Nachum Borovsky, and Rav Yitzchak Berkowitz. Rabbi Foxbrunner helped start the Emek Learning Center, a community outreach center and kollel in the Emek Refaim neighborhood of Jerusalem, taught at Yeshivas Ze’ev Hatorah, and served as a translator and editor of the Koren Talmud Bavli.

Rabbi Foxbrunner founded and served as the Rosh Kollel of Chayei Olam, a rigorous two-year rabbinic training program for, culminating in rabbinic ordination. He also taught in Machon Shlomo, a yeshiva for motivated beginners, providing both scholastic instruction and personal guidance. Finally, he served as a counselor for newlyweds before and after their wedding, focusing on Jewish family law and relationship-building.

Rivka is a sought-after teacher and spiritual guide. She taught in Manhattan High School, SKA High School for Girls in Longbeach, NY, and severalJerusalem seminaries, including Michlalah, Midreshet Tehilla and Neve Yerushalayim.

Rabbi Yitzchok Tendler previously served as a Rebbe and Administrator in the Intermediate Beis Medrash Program of Aish HaTorah. He received semicha from Rabbi Hillel Weinberg of Aish HaTorah, and Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, Chief Justice of the Supreme Rabbinical Court of Jerusalem. Rabbi Tendler currently serves as Executive Director of a national grassroots pro-Israel organization, and often travels to Israel with Jewish college students on advocacy training and Jewish literacy trips. Rabbi Tendler also teaches for the Maimonides Leaders Fellowship at University of Georgia, and has lectured in a wide variety of settings in the US and Israel on many topics, including Jewish History, Halacha, and Gemara. Rabbi Tendler began teaching at Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael in 2012. 

Sat, June 22 2024 16 Sivan 5784