Congregation Ahavas Achim
216 South 1st Avenue
Highland Park, N.J. 08904
(732) 247-0532

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Rabbi

Rabbi Steven Miodownik, a musmach of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, became the Rabbi of Ahavas Achim in 2006, after serving as Assistant Rabbi for five years and Interim Rabbi for one year. He grew up on Long Island, NY, and received his BS from the Sy Syms School of Business and Masters in Secondary Education from Azrieli Graduate School. Rabbi Miodownik is also an instructor in Judaic studies at the Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva in Edison, NJ. He and his wife Gila, a physical therapist, have four children, Arielle, Kayla, Sam, and Rosa.  Rabbi M. can be reached at the shul office, (732) 247-0532, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 


 Rabbi Ronald L. Schwarzberg

Rabbi Emeritus

Rabbi Schwarzberg came to Highland Park in July,1986 from the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale where he served as Associate Rabbi.  He brought with him a passionate commitment to the principles of 'Ahavat Yisrael', political activism, and bridge building.  Shortly after his arrival, Rabbi Schwarzberg was instrumental in relocating Congregation Ahavas Achim from New Brunswick to Highland Park.  Rabbi Schwarzberg has served as co-chair of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County and he was elected in December 2002 as associate chair of the National Rabbinic Cabinet of the United Jewish Communities. Under his leadership the shul developed Ahavas Achim University, an innovative and far reaching educational endeavor that has enlisted top tier scholars and religious leaders to teach at the synagogue and has attracted attendees from across the state.  Rabbi Schwarzberg is married to "Morah Judy," a preschool teacher at the Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva. Together they have four children, Ari, Elana, Aviva, and Shayna.

 


 

Officers
Honorary Presidents Alexander Bernstein, z"l
Isadore Sapiro, z"l
Albert Sapiro, z"l
Nathan Segal, z"l
President
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Finance Vice-President Josh Goldstein
Fundraising Vice-President Avi Grin
House Vice-President Avi Eserner
Membership Vice-President Josh Ostrin
Ritual Vice-President Jonathan Caplan
Treasurer Avi Freidenreich
Secretary Sherry Simantov
Immediate Past President Seth Berman
Secretary Sherry Simantov
Sisterhood President Elena Orgel

 

 

Staff and Other
Office Manager This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Youth Director Miriam Tennenbaum