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The Rabbi's Corner

It is my great pleasure and honor to serve as the rabbi for Congregation Aviv Hadash. Let me introduce myself:

My name is Rabbi Aaron Liebman. I received my rabbinical ordination from The Academy for Jewish Religion in May, 2011. Since September of that year I have been serving as the part-time rabbi at Aviv Hadash. Prior to that I served as the interim spiritual leader of the Kew Gardens Anshe Sholom Jewish Center in Queens, NY, and then as the shaliach tzibbur (lay prayer leader) of B'nai Shalom in West Orange, NJ.

I was born in Philadelphia, and lived for most of my life in the New York City area and in Israel. My wife Leora is from Albany, NY, and our children - Ariella, Yael and Jeremy - were born in Queens, where we lived until 2004.

In my capacity as the rabbi at Aviv Hadash, my main goal is to serve the spiritual and intellectual needs of the congregation. Beyond that, together with the community's leaders and other congregants, we will strive to ensure that Aviv Hadash is a warm and welcoming congregation, and a force for the advancement of Torah and well-being within the larger communities of which we are part.

  • Here is a sermon on Jewish-gentile relations I delivered at Aviv Hadash on November 30, 2012.

  • Here is a dvar Torah I wrote for Parshat Eikev - August 18, 2011.

  • Here is a sermon on yichus and aristocracy I delivered at B'nai Shalom in West Orange, NJ on April 30th, 2011.

  • Here is a paper on theodicy I wrote several years ago, with revisions.

  • Here is the senior thesis (in PDF format) I wrote in December, 2010 as part of the requirements for ordination at The Academy for Jewish Religion, entitled "The Disappearance of Tekhelet from Jewish Ritual Practice."

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