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 Rabbi Shlomo Krasner


Congregation Schomre Israel Welcomes Rabbi Shlomo Krasner. 

Congregation Schomre Israel is happy to announce that Rabbi Shlomo Krasner will begin serving as the congregational rabbi beginning September 2019. Below is a summary of the Rabbi's background and his goals, in his own words.

"I was blessed to have been able to study in Yeshivas Ner Yisroel of Baltimore, and I hope to be able to stand upon the shoulders of the giants who taught there.  In Ner Yisroel I was imbued by my rabbis and teachers with a love for the Jewish People and a thirst to take responsibility in reaching out and assisting my Jewish brothers and sisters. 

I grew up in Baltimore, but have in recent years lived in both Eugene, Oregon and Santa Fe, New Mexico.  I was an Interim Rabbi in both of these cities, where I learned the ropes in a more practical way. I was able to both teach and learn from people who came from widely diverse backgrounds. I taught a wide range of classes, from Jewish Poetry to Hebrew, from Parshah to Talmud. Many of my most enjoyable memories include events such as  hosting a Rosh Hashana evening gathering and meal, organizing Peach sedarim, welcoming the SEED boys (Rabbis in Training) to come and study with the community, a Community Shabbat weekend, and the Community Eclipse Viewing. 

I moved here to Poughkeepsie taking many of my experiences with me. I am hoping to be able to once again reach out to many of the members of Schomre Israel, as well as be welcoming to the larger Dutchess Jewish family.  To rephrase, I am hoping to be able to work with the Schomre Israel board to ensure that Schomre Israel will be a center that can be considered home to the larger community.  I likewise will be continuing Rabbi Langer's Tuesday and Thursday classes, as well as starting a Hebrew and hands-on Mitzvah Workshop which, as the above mentioned classes, will also be open to the larger Jewish community. And of course I am looking forward to be there for many joyous Schomre events, including their renown Shaloach Manos /hamantaschen basket preparation.  I am hoping to study and learn with many of the Schomre members, but am hoping to avail myself to anyone who wants to study the Torah and understand how to better build their relationship with Hashem."

We are pleased to welcome him to our community. 

Wed, April 24 2024 16 Nisan 5784