Congregation Tifereth Israel

Clergy

Hillel Skolnik

Hillel Skolnik

Senior Rabbi
Email   |   (614) 928-3297

“I see our future filled with ruach (spirit), engagement, and smiles as we continue to lead Columbus’ Jewish community with our full complement of social and educational programming. I want people come to us when they are looking for a warm, welcoming environment with the resources of a big synagogue with the feel of a small, intimate community.”

Alex Braver

Alex Braver

Associate Rabbi
Email   |   (614) 928-3294

“What drew me to the rabbinate at first was the way we learn as Jews – encountering the deep wisdom of the texts of our tradition, and arguing with each other about what it might mean to us. What’s kept me in it has been the people – it’s such a gift to be able to truly connect and be present with one another.”

Jack Chomsky

Jack Chomsky

Cantor
Email   |   (614) 928-3295

“I particularly cherish and value when we are all singing together. I love it when we are all in harmony – clergy and congregation – and when I feel that what we’re singing lands in a way consistent with the meaning of the prayer.”

Harold Berman

Harold Berman

Rabbi Emeritus
Email   |   (614) 253-2438

“I love that everyone, always, is included in the same kiddush after services. The congregation is never divided. We are one community each Shabbat, so every member and every guest is welcome as we share all of our Shabbat celebrations together.”