Rabbi Avi Anderson, LMSW
Rabbi Avi Anderson was raised in Brooklyn, NY. He received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and also completed his MS in Jewish Education at YU’s Azrieli Graduate School of Education and Administration.
Prior to attending YU, Rabbi Anderson studied in Waterbury, CT for five years. While attending yeshiva in Waterbury, Rabbi Anderson earned a BS in Business Administration from Post University.
In his spare time, Rabbi Anderson also earned a certificate from the National Council of Young Israel in Advanced Rabbinic and Synagogue Management, as well as certificates in Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy from Transform Destiny.
Rabbi Anderson served as the rabbinic intern at The Roslyn Synagogue and taught as a Beit Midrash Fellow at Ramaz Upper School. Rabbi Anderson has also taught in Congregation Ahavath Torah in Engelwood, NJ and has organized and run minyanim at Congregation Tephereth Israel in New Britain, CT. He served as Chaplain in NYU Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital for several Chagim-Holidays.
In May of 2022 Rabbi Anderson completed a Master’s in Social Work and subsequently became licensed as a social worker.
Rabbi Anderson, his wife, Rivky, an occupational therapist, and their children, Chaya, Shira, Meira, Eliana, and David are an integral part of Young Israel Aish.
Rabbi Anderson would love to hear from you and can be reached at RabbiAviAnderson@gmail.com