Rabbi David B. Saltzman received his ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, from which he was also awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree. He has served synagogues in a number of communities, including serving as the interim Rabbi for Temple Israel & Jewish Community Center in Ridgewood, Fairlawn Jewish Center, and Temple Beth Ahm in Aberdeen, NJ.
He recently served another small Congregation in Florham Park, NJ for five years, was President of the NJ Rabbinical Assembly, and finished his two-year term in November 2009. Rabbi Saltzman sits on the Joint Chaplaincy Committee of The MetroWest Jewish Federation, the Religious Pluralism Committee, and the Community Relations Committee.
His experience as a congregational Rabbi in urban and suburban communities, as well as Director of Education at a synagogue in Highland Park, IL and Executive Director of the South East Region of United Synagogue, has allowed him to be part of many interesting and innovating aspects of the Jewish world.
Rabbi Saltzman’s career has emphasized education, community cooperation, and synagogue networking. Pastoral concerns and enhancing spirituality, inter-generational programming, and encouraging congregational involvement in synagogue services and programs, have all been his concerns. Dedication to Israel and the unity of the Jewish people as the center of Tikkun Olam are his motivating forces.
A graduate of Brooklyn College, with a Masters in Education Administration from Loyola University, Chicago, he has attended a number of pastoral psychology programs including a course in Divorce Mediation.
Originally a native of Brooklyn, NY, Rabbi Saltzman now resides in Boonton, NJ with his wife, Judi Fabricant, and enjoys their grandchildren.
Rabbi Saltzman is available for questions or consultations. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.