Rabbi Israel Zoberman

by | Dec 5, 2016 | Mazel Tov

Rabbi Israel Zoberman, who was named honorary senior rabbi scholar at Eastern Shore Chapel.

On the evening prior to Thanksgiving, Wednesday, Nov. 23, Congregation Beth Chaverim welcomed the clergy and members of Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church for their 16th annual Joint Thanksgiving Service.

The Rev. Thomas Deppe, Rector of the 327-year-old church, proclaimed Dr. Israel Zoberman, Beth Chaverim’s founding rabbi, to be his church’s “Honorary Senior Rabbi Scholar.”

This is a first in Virginia’s history. Currently, two Episcopal Churches in Massachusetts have a Rabbi-in-Residence— Emanuel Church in Boston and Christ Church Cathedral in Springfield.