Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham joined Congregation Agudas Achim in San Antonio, Texas as the Senior Rabbi in July of 2014 marking a truly joyous milestone in the congregation’s 125 year history. With his unmatched enthusiasm, creative programming and experience, Rabbi Abraham is an expert on the changing needs of the Jewish community and engaging those seeking a new and deeper connection to Judaism.
Rabbi Abraham previously served as senior rabbi at Congregation Sons of Israel in Nyack, New York, right outside of Manhattan for three years where he received dozens of awards for his work in revitalizing and growing his synagogue. Rabbi Abraham was also a contestant on “The American Bible Challenge” game show with Jeff Foxworthy.
Rabbi Abraham earned his rabbinic ordination at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Previous to this, he received a Masters in Jewish Education as well as a double bachelor’s degree in Jewish Studies and Hebrew Letters with a minor in Political Science at the University of Judaism (now known as American Jewish University). He is trained as a community organizer with JOIN for Justice, is a Professional Affiliate with the Jewish Outreach Institute and has worked on a number of Keruv initiatives to reach out to interfaith families.
Rabbi Abraham and his wife, Lauren (also a Master Jewish Educator), are committed to life-long Jewish learning and together with their two young sons bring a fresh energy and vibrancy to our synagogue.