Rabbi Gidon Isaacs is our Assistant Rabbi. He joined Temple Emanuel in July 2017 after his ordination from HUC-JIR in New York. He received his BA in Judaic Studies and Philosophy from SUNY Binghamton. After graduation, he spent the next decade studying Jewish texts in a variety of graduate settings. While in Israel, he studied at the Pardes Institute, the Conservative Yeshiva, and the Hartman Institute’s beit midrash program. He attended NYU completing coursework and other study towards a PhD in Talmud.
He has taught undergraduate courses at NYU, adult education at the JCC in Manhattan, and parent conversations at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism (SAJ) on the Upper West Side. For the decade prior to attending HUC-JIR, Gidon served as the education director of the SAJ. There, he ran the Hebrew School, initiated educational change initiatives, and led family services. Gidon lives in Voorhees with his wife Wendy and his sons Yadin and Natan.
You can contact Rabbi Isaacs at GIsaacs@templeemanuel.org.