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Rabbi Shlomo Hochberg - Rabbi Emeritus

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Rabbi Shlomo Hochberg served as the Rabbi of the Young Israel of Jamaica Estates, from 1990 to 2019.  Thirty years under Rabbi Hochberg’s leadership helped define Jamaica Estates as a community of Chesed, Israel Activism and outstanding Youth programming.

Prior to Jamaica Estates, Rabbi Hochberg served in Lowell, Massachusetts, for sixteen years as Rabbi of Montefiore Synagogue and Principal/Dean of Merrimack Valley Hebrew Academy. Rabbi Hochberg also served as Mashgiach Ruchani at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women for 25 years.

Rabbi Hochberg received his BA in mathematics from Yeshiva University, followed by a year of learning at Yeshivat Hakotel. He completed his Smicha studies at RIETS at which time he also received an MS in Education from Ferkauf. He studied counseling at Teacher’s College Graduate School of Columbia University, and at the Special Education Administration doctoral program at Boston University.

Rabbi Hochberg is a Past President of the Rabbinical Council of America as well as of the Vaad Harabonim of Queens and the Vaad Harabonim of Massachusetts. He has served on the Education committees of local Yeshivot and is among the founders of YESS!

Rabbi Hochberg’s success in Jamaica Estates has been in partnership with his Eishet Chayil, Karen (Ulevitch), who has worked side by side with him in leadership from the very first day. The Hochberg’s have two children: a daughter Mira married to Yehuda Labovitz, and a son Yosef.

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Sun, June 23 2024 17 Sivan 5784