Mar 17, 2014
Rabbi Gedalyah Berger serves as Rabbi of Fleetwood Synagogue
in Mount Vernon, NY, as a Ra"M
in the Graduate Program for Women in Advanced Talmudic Studies at Yeshiva University
, and as a maggid shi'ur
at Nishmat's Miriam Glaubach Center
. He graduated in 1994 from Yeshiva College with a B.A. in physics, studied for three years at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Israel under the tutelage of HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein shlita
, and received his semikhah
from RIETS in 1998.
Between his ordination and his arrival in Fleetwood, Rabbi Berger was a fellow of RIETS's Bella and Harry Wexner Kollel Elyon, an advanced institute for the study of Talmud, Halakhah, and the practical rabbinate, and studied in the Master's program at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration
In his capacity as Fleetwood’s rabbi, Rabbi Berger is also active in the community beyond the shul’s walls. He is currently Northeast Vice President of the Rabbinical Council of America, having previously served as Recording Secretary and as a member of the Executive Committee. He was actively involved in the 2009 re-development of the RCA's Health Care Proxy and Advance Directive
. As a long-time member and leader in Westchester County's chevra kadisha
, Rabbi Berger was the editor of its recently re-written procedure manuals. He was founding co-chairman, and later President, of the Westchester Interreligious Clergy Network, and was a member of Lawrence Hospital Center's Ethics Committee.
Rabbi Berger's wife Miriam holds an MA in classical Jewish History from New York University, taught History and Jewish History for ten years, and now works as a Grants Specialist for the Jewish Agency for Israel
. Rabbi and Mrs. Berger are the proud parents of Shoshana, Racheli, Sheindl, Baruch Meir, and Shira.