Rabbi Barry Gelman
Rabbi Barry Gelman is Rabbi of United Orthodox Synagogues of Houston. Previously Rabbi Gelman served as Rabbi of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim in Montreal, Canada as well as Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, both in New York. He is the founding Director of MeORoT - Modern Orthodox Rabbinic Training, and Torat Miriam, both fellowships for those interested in Jewish communal service. Rabbi Gelman has taught at the Drisha Institute as well as at RAMAZ, a modern orthodox High School in New York.
Rabbi Gelman received his bachelors and masters from Yeshiva University and Rabbinic Ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchonon Theological Seminary, an affiliate of Yeshiva University. His passions include Modern Orthodox thought, reading, Zionism and the New York Yankees. He is married to Gabrielle Gelman. Together they have four children.
Rabbi Gelman teaches numerous classes on a wide variety of topics including: Jewish Law, Jewish History and Jewish Philosophy and thought.
Rabbi Gelman is also heavily involved with the Youth of the Congregation providing educational as well as social programs for children of all ages.
Rabbi Gelman is member of the National Rabbinic Cabinet of State of Israel Bonds and the Rabbinical Council of America.
Locally he is a member of the Houston Rabbinical Association.