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Rabbi William Gershon

After serving two years as our interim Rabbi, Rabbi Gershon was recently elected our Senior Rabbi. Rabbi Gershon is a past President of the Rabbinical Assembly, the international organization of Conservative Rabbis. He has served on the boards of directors or advisory leadership committees of many major national Jewish organizations including the National Council of AIPAC, The Jewish Theological Seminary, Council of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, Mercaz USA and the Chancellor’s Rabbinic Cabinet of the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Rabbi Gershon is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and has been honored by Israel Bonds with The Israel Freedom Award for his tireless efforts and impassioned support of the State of Israel. He received the UJA Rabbinic Cabinet Leadership award for his visionary and outstanding leadership in the rabbinate.

Rabbi Gershon was raised in New Jersey and grew up in the Conservative Movement. He graduated with distinction from the Joint Program of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and Columbia University with degrees in Bible and Ancient Near-Eastern Languages. He received his Master’s in Jewish Studies and Rabbinic Ordination from JTS in 1987. In addition, he was the recipient of many academic awards.

Prior to coming to B’nai Israel, Rabbi Gershon served with distinction pulpits in Minneapolis, Minnesota,  Southfield Michigan and Dallas, Texas.

Since joining CBI  Rabbi Gershon has made an indelible impact on our Congregation through his warm outreach to our members, his inspiring sermons, dynamic teaching and creative leadership. The rabbi is a beach lover and foodie. He has three wonderful adult children, Benji, Eliana and Yoni

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