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Associate Rabbi

E-mail: rabbifinkelstein@mmae.org
Brief info

Rabbi Finkelstein is our associate rabbi and was appointed in August 2021.

Rabbi Eliezer Finkelstein comes from a rabbinic family, with a chain of rabbis going back at least six generations. Growing up in New Jersey, he was instilled with a love of God, Torah, and the Jewish people, which helped direct him into a life serving the Jewish people in the rabbinate. He graduated from Columbia University in 2016, majoring in Ancient Studies. During those years, he also spent time learning at the Drisha Institute, Yeshivat Maale Gilboa, and the Pardes Institute.

Rabbi Finkelstein received Semicha from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in 2021. During his time there, he learned about how to serve all of Klal Yisrael through halachah and pastoral care. He was a Lefell Israel Fellow through AIPAC, as well as a JOIN For Justice Seminary Leadership Fellow. He has interned at Ohev Shalom Talmud Torah in Washington, D.C., The Heschel School in New York, and Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in Chicago, Ill. He has also previously worked for the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in Riverdale, NY. He currently lives in Baltimore with his wife, Danya, and son, Yair.