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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 six years the Rabbi initiated many well received social and learning programs such as scholars in Residence, Shabbos Chanuka lunch, Chanukah Bingo for family fun,  Purim party,  and a monthly Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush luncheon.

He established a Tuesday morning class, now Sefer Iyov (Job), 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 ttwo daughtes.  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.  


Mon, May 23 2022 22 Iyyar 5782