I was born in Israel, the son of Hungarian Holocaust survivors. After being educated at the Providence Hebrew Day School and the New England Academy of Torah, I attended Providence College and then Rhode Island College. I enjoyed one year as the New England Regional Director of NCSY.
The big leap out of Rhode Island came as I began studies for Semicha (Rabbinic Ordination) at Yeshiva University in New York. During that time I participated in hundreds of youth programs, and also was privileged to be an aide to world-renown Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik of blessed memory.
During a Rabbinic career in America spanning nearly 25 years, three congregations were home to me: Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford CT as an Associate Rabbi, Beth Tfiloh Congregation in Baltimore as an Associate Rabbi, and finally, my own congregation in Baltimore, Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah from 2001-2010.
I love teaching, speaking, writing, story telling, entertaining, making people feel good, putting a smile on their face, and helping them appreciate the treasure of Jewish living. Over the years, I’ve been on many boards of directors, executive committees, and planning committees. I’m as comfortable relating to little children as I am with their parents and their grandparents. I always gave and received respect from my colleagues. I participated in countless Jewish and interfaith events and appeared often on television and in the Baltimore Jewish Times. My greatest treat, besides teaching and touching lives, was to represent the Jewish community as a substantive and approachable leader, ready to bring Torah values and humor to all kinds of audiences.
I made aliyah to Israel with my family on July 7, 2010, and currently live in Maale Adumim, where every day is a privilege beyond words. I am joyfully married to Dr. Rivkah Lambert Adler and am the proud Abba of Ariella and Shani