The Rabbi's Corner
It is my great pleasure and honor to serve as the rabbi for Congregation Aviv Hadash. Let me introduce myself:
My name is Rabbi Aaron Liebman. I received my rabbinical ordination from The Academy for Jewish Religion in May, 2011. Since September of that year I have been serving as the part-time rabbi at Aviv Hadash. Prior to that I served as the interim spiritual leader of the Kew Gardens Anshe Sholom Jewish Center in Queens, NY, and then as the shaliach tzibbur (lay prayer leader) of B'nai Shalom in West Orange, NJ.
I was born in Philadelphia, and lived for most of my life in the New York City area and in Israel. My wife Leora is from Albany, NY, and our children - Ariella, Yael and Jeremy - were born in Queens, where we lived until 2004.
In my capacity as the rabbi at Aviv Hadash, my main goal is to serve the spiritual and intellectual needs of the congregation. Beyond that, together with the community's leaders and other congregants, we will strive to ensure that Aviv Hadash is a warm and welcoming congregation, and a force for the advancement of Torah and well-being within the larger communities of which we are part.