Our Rabbi

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Rabbi David Claman grew up in Ottawa, Canada.  He attended Yeshivas Kol Torah and Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim in Jerusalem and Ner Israel Rabbinical College, Baltimore. He received semicha from Rabbi Moshe Shterbuch, Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, and Rabbi Nota Greenblatt.  

Rabbi Claman became the Rabbi of Congregation Ahavas Sholom in August 2015.  As a Columbus Community Kollel Rabbi the previous four years, he was well respected as a teacher for Jews from all backgrounds and abilities. He is well regarded for his intellect, knowledge and personal warmth.

The past two years the Rabbi initiated many well received social and learning programs such as scholar in Residence with Rabbi Josh Marder, the Shabbos Chanuka Scholar in Residence, Chanukah Bingo for family fun,  the Furman Family Shabbaton with Rabbi Dave Felsenthal,  Purim in the Palace, Gym Skills on President's day, Pesach Scholar in Residence with Rabbi Wolf and a monthly Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush luncheon.

He established a weekly Thursday night shiur,  a Tuesday morning womens' class, and teaches many other times.  He is one of the Daf Yomi teachers.  He recently started a WhatsApp Halachic Q&A group.  

Rabbi Claman and his wife Shira have three sons and a daughter.  Shira  holds a masters in Jewish Education and Administration from Azrieli Graduate School of Yeshiva University. She is a well regarded teacher at Columbus Torah Academy and is an active leader in the shul activities.  The Rabbi and Shira have shown their ability to connect with all our members, of different ages and backgrounds.  

 

Fri, November 24 2017 6 Kislev 5778