Rabbi Gedalyah Berger
Rabbi Gedalyah Berger received his semikhah (ordination) from Yeshiva University’s affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary in 1998. He graduated in 1994 from Yeshiva College with a B.A. in physics, and studied for three years at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Israel under the tutelage of HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein shlita. Along with his duties at Fleetwood Synagogue, he serves as segan mashgiach ruchani (spiritual advisor) and sho’el u-meshiv (teaching assistant) at RIETS, and on the faculty of Stern College for Women’s Graduate Program in Advanced Talmud.
Between his ordination and his arrival in Fleetwood, Rabbi Berger was a fellow of RIETS’s Bella and Harry Wexner Kollel Elyon, an advanced institute for the study of Talmud, Halakhah, and the practical rabbinate. He will soon complete an M.S. at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration of YU.
Rabbi Berger’s wife Miriam is a doctoral candidate in classical Jewish history at New York University, and teaches Jewish history at Bat Torah - The Alisa M. Flatow Yeshiva High School. Rabbi and Mrs. Berger are the proud parents of Shoshana, Racheli, and Sheindl.