Meet the Rabbi

Rabbi David Wilensky

Rabbi David Wilensky was the Associate Rabbi at Congregation Ohab Zedek in Manhattan, NY, from 2005 to 2009. He also served as Director of Educational and Social Programming. Prior to that he taught Talmudic studies at the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County (2003-2005). After studying in Israel at Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh (1995-1997) and Yeshiva Derech Hatalmud (1998), Rabbi Wilensky studied at Yeshiva University where he received his B.A. in psychology in 2002. In 2005 he received his ordination from Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) of Yeshiva University, and in 2012 he received his Masters in Jewish Education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration.


Email Rabbi Wilensky: rdwilensky@gmail.com

This Shabbat
Parshat Vayikra
Mincha: 7:05 p.m.
Candle Lighting: 7:07 p.m.

Shacharis: 9:00 a.m.
Mincha: 6:45 p.m.
Shabbat concludes: 8:09 p.m.
Upcoming Events
All youth are invited to join us for chametz burning with our local fire truck on Monday, April 10th at 9:00 AM in the shul parking lot.

All Sons of Israel Teens are invited to Six Flags Chol Hamoed Pesach, Thursday, April 13, leaving from the shul at 9:00 a.m. and returning at 6:00 p.m. A live concert by Benny Friedman, with Mordechai Shapiro, will be at 3:00 p.m. at the park. The cost is $48, which includes transportation, and you must R.S.V.P. with payment by April 5. Kosher for Pesach food will be available for purchase inside the park.  NO outside food is permitted. For more information, contact Alyssa Komarow at arkomarow@gmail.com

Rabbi Wilensky is teaching a new class at the Jewish Day School on Tuesday mornings for parents on “How to Use the Parsha as a Tool to Open Lines of Communication With Your Child”. This class begins at 8:10 a.m. (after drop off at the JDS) and ends at 8:40 a.m. Coffee and light refreshments are served.

Join our weekly Tuesday class with Rabbi Wilensky held in the shul's board room at 8:30 p.m. on "Chovot Halevavot: Nurturing the Inner Feelings of a Jew". This class is open for both men and women and no prior knowledge of Jewish texts is necessary. The class is studying the classic work of Rabbi Bachya Ibn Pekudah of 11th century Spain which focuses on cultivating the thoughts and emotions of self-reflection, trust, belief, humility, devotion, and love. If you are interested in more details, please contact Rabbi Wilensky.