Rabbi Elan Adler
Elan Adler is the Rabbi of Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah Congregation in Baltimore Maryland, where he has served for the past four years. Previously he served Agudath Sholom in Stamford, Ct and Beth Tfiloh in Baltimore.
Born in Israel and the son of Edward and Trudi Adler, he was a student of PHDS and is a graduate of the New England Academy of Torah and Rhode Island College. Rabbi Adler received his Smicha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University. During that time, he had the privilege of serving as an aide to Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik for two years.
An active communal leader, Rabbi Adler is President of the Baltimore Board of Rabbis, a member of the Vaad Harrabonim of Baltimore, and serves on the Advisory committees of P’Tach, the Baltimore Zionist District, Jewish Hospice of Baltimore, and the Shoshana S. Cardin Community High School. He is a founder of the Modern Orthodox Forum in Baltimore, and received the Rabbinic Award of the United Jewish Communities in November, 2002. Rabbi Adler has recently been appointed to Governor’s Advisory Council on the Quality of Care at the End of Life, and to the Rabbinic Advisory Committee of Gevuras Yarden. He also serves on the Baltimore Board of Teacher Certification and License of the CJE, as well as the Orthodox Advisory Committee for Sinai Hospital.
Rabbi Adler has meaningful connections and easy access with the Baltimore community at large, given his friendship with Catholic and African American leaders. Rabbi Adler authors articles and is often the subject of news stories in the Baltimore Jewish Times. He is a popular lecturer and speaker, and is well known for his gentle teaching, humor and positive outlook.
Rabbi Adler is married to Dr. Rivkah Lambert Adler, Director of Adult Jewish Education at the Center for Jewish Education in Baltimore. He is the proud Abba of Ariella, 15 and Shoshana, 10.