Today is August 19, 2019 / /
Rabbi, Kenesset Israel Torah Center, Sacramento, CA
A native of Davis, California, Rabbi Garth Silberstein, recently returned to California after almost 19 years on the east coast, to serve as rabbi of Kenesset Israel Torah Center. Rabbi Silberstein holds rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, a BA in acting and biology from Bennington College, and has studied at the Pardes Institute for Jewish studies in Jerusalem. Rabbi Silberstein has served as a rabbinic intern at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale-The Bayit, Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh in Portland, Maine, Congregation Kadimah-Toras Moshe in Boston, and Hazon. An out-door enthusiast with an interest in food and agriculture, Rabbi Silberstein has led the Hazon Cross-USA Jewish environmental bike ride twice, and in 2014, founded Organic Yeshiva, an immersive Torah learning program that combines traditional Torah study with hands-on experience in sustainable agriculture.