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United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism




Rabbi Shalom Plotkin

The Temple Beth Israel Family
extends a very warm welcome
to our visiting Rabbi,
Shalom Plotkin

Rabbi Shalom Plotkin is the spiritual leader of Congregation Brothers of Israel in Newtown, PA.  As the religious leader of this recently rebuilt and growing 175 family Conservative synagogue, he is known for his engaging teaching style, creative programming, and caring presence.  Rabbi enjoys teaching Talmud, Pajama-rama, History, and Bar Mitzvah classes, and organizing Jewish Heritage Tours.  He is frequently sought out as a counselor.  Rabbi Plotkin is the Jewish Chaplain on-call at St. Mary's Medical Center, and a leader in interfaith relations.

Rabbi Plotkin was born in Silver Spring, and raised in Potomac, MD.  He is both an Eagle Scout, and Master Mason.  He graduated from the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, and worked as an underwater archaeologist in Caesarea, Israel.  His BA was earned with honors at U.MD in Ancient History and Business Management.  Rabbi studied in Efrat, Los Angeles, and Jerusalem before receiving his MA in Hebrew Letters with honors and his Rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in NY in 1998.  

Following his ordination, Rabbi Plotkin was invited to become the Assistant Rabbi at Etz Hayim in Marietta, GA. There he founded a group for Jewish young professionals that quickly grew to 600 members.  Subsequently, he was called to help lead the Agudath Israel Congregation through some delicate yet ultimately successful merger talks with Sephardic Temple Etz Ahayem in Montgomery, AL.  In his penultimate posting, Rabbi spent seven years leading Beth El, a traditional congregation in Margate, NJ. (Margate is best known for "Lucy" the elephant, a five story beach attraction, and its active community of Holocaust survivors.)  Rabbi led the synagogue to embrace egalitarianism, affiliate with the Conservative movement, and plan for the future by creating its first endowment and an award- winning USY youth group.  As President of the Clergy Association, he spearheaded an interfaith political campaign and funding drive to secure the future site of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial.  Concurrently, Lt. L. Shalom Plotkin, USN-RES Ret. served as a military chaplain for 15 years. 

Shalom is married to Elise Braverman-Plotkin of Cleveland, OH.  She is a homemaker and was an Adjunct Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics.  They are the parents of Hannah (age 7) and Elyana (age 4).  The Plotkins enjoy camping, swimming, and rooting for the home team. (Go Indians!)





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