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Our Rabbi

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 Congregation Ahavas Sholom Rabbi 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.

This past year the Rabbi initiated many well received social and learning programs such as the Shabbos Chanuka Scholar in Residence,  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.  

Rabbi Claman and his wife Shira have three sons.  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.  


About US

Ahavas Sholom, an orthodox synagogue established over 100 years ago, serves a vibrant and inclusive congregation.  It hosts a warm and welcoming preschool, which is one of the city's most respected early learning centers. We are proud of how each member brings his or her own story to our community—such as those who have a multi-generational history at our congregation and those who are new to the city or Ahavas Sholom. People of all ages and backgrounds who are seeking a Jewish community have a place to call home.  We are 10 minutes from the Columbus airport, 10 minutes to downtown, and 15 minutes to The Ohio State University.                 

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Our educational programs are first-class, with a robust adult education program. Our goal is to provide for a lifetime of Jewish learning.  Mini Mishmar for children and teens, parents invited, Thursday nights 7 pm with Delicious Cholent served!  Rabbi Claman teaches a Thursday evening Halachic Themes in the Parsha shiur 8 p.m. with cholent. The Rabbi also has a weekly women's Hilchos Shabbos class Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.   Weekdays, the Rabbi gives a short shiur between Mincha and Maariv.   Daf  Yomi Sunday through Thursday is after Maariv, and on Shabbos takes place one hour before Mincha. Morning Chabura with Yaakov Klein - 6:am.  Rabbi Ginsburg's weekday Gemarrah shiur is after Shacharis. 



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