Rabbi Zach Silver
Rabbi Zachary Silver serves as the Rav Beit Sefer at Rochelle Zell Jewish High School where he oversees Jewish life at the school, including tefillot, Shabbatonim, holiday programming, and Israel education. He teaches in the Jewish Studies department and serves on the administrative team to advance the mission of the school. He is passionate about giving students critical thinking skills and using Jewish texts to help students think about their place in the world.
Rabbi Silver received rabbinic ordination at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he received a Masters in Modern Jewish Studies. He majored in Jewish Studies and History at the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Sports Editor at the Daily Pennsylvanian and won the Presidents Award for Undergraduate Research for his thesis on the excommunication of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan. He and his wife Tamara Frankel (a teacher in the Jewish Studies department) live in Lakeview.