Rabbi Arthur Zuckerman grew up in an orthodox home in Brooklyn, NY. As soon as he could, he left New York, moved to Israel, served in the Israeli army, and joined a kibbutz. To him, nothing was as sweet as milking the cows and playing with the calves.
Rabbi Zuckerman is a man of many interests. Passionate about living and teaching the traditions of Judaism, at the same time he loves to embrace various interpretations of Jewish Law (Halakha), and see how situations that arise in today’s society can
be solved according to Halakha.
Additionally, Rabbi Zuckerman is a Chaplain who has worked with police and SWAT teams, is a certified instructor of Weapons of Mass Destruction, has a large collection of police patches from around the world, loves to play poker and watch basketball and football games. You can often find the Rabbi shooting pool in his office while meeting with people.
Rabbi Zuckerman’s philosophy is that if you make people feel welcome in the synagogue, they will return.
Rebbitzin Simi Zuckerman grew up on Long Island, NY and also moved to Israel after high school. There she met her future husband at a wedding. Growing up, Simi never dreamed of becoming a rebbitzin. Simi worked as a clicker dog trainer, writes articles on dog behavior and Jewish life, is the editor of the synagogue bulletin, works on the Membership Committee, handles the synagogue PR, and makes up the trivia questions for the Shabbat dinners. Simi enjoys reading, has crocheted all of the Rabbi’s kippot (yalmulkas), plays the flute, loves learning more about dogs whenever she can, and tries not to cook as much as she can. Simi is addicted to the Internet and can usually be found on it.
The Rabbi and Simi have two grown sons, six grandchildren, and two dogs. They have both been vegaquariums for more than 15 years.