Rabbi Paul F. Resnick
516-599-2634 ext 214
Rabbi Resnick joined the HERJC community in November as our Interim Rabbi. He is very excited to serve the HERJC community and is looking forward to bringing his passion for Judaism to as many people in as many ways as possible. He believes that each of us can create a personal and engaging relationship with God and Judaism.
Prior to HERJC, Rabbi Resnick led Camp Ramah in the Berkshires for 32 years, first as Director and most recently as Senior Director of Engagement and Planning. Altogether he spent 40 summers at Ramah. Under his leadership, camp expanded to become more inclusive, serving children and teens with diverse needs, socioeconomic backgrounds, and family structures.
He also served as interim rabbi at Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn, NJ last year where he brought his life experiences to the community and engaged folks of different ages, backgrounds and knowledge.
Rabbi Resnick and his wife, Martha, raised their three children – Rena [and Elan] Sherman, Joey [and Alana] Resnick, and Dori Resnick in Teaneck where they are active members of Congregation Beth Sholom. Rabbi Resnick sits on the shul’s board – the first rabbi asked to serve. He chairs the strategic development committee and chaired the children and teen safety committee. Rabbi Resnick and Martha are newly minted grandparents.
Rabbi Resnick received his rabbinic ordination and a Master’s in Hebrew Letters from The Jewish Theological Seminary and his BA in Judaic Studies and History at Binghamton University. Growing up in Woodmere, NY, Rabbi Resnick began his formal Jewish education and love for Judaism at the Brandeis School.
Rabbi Andrew Warmflash is widely regarded as an outstanding speaker and teacher whose sermons and classes are inspiring, engaging and relevant. He is known as a warm, compassionate spiritual guide who can offer wise counsel and real comfort at difficult times.
Rabbi Warmflash assumed the pulpit of the Hewlett East Rockaway Jewish Centre in 2007. Prior to coming to our synagogue, he served as the Rabbi of the Jewish Community Center of Fort Lee, NJ and as the Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Newton, Massachusetts, the largest Conservative Synagogue in New England. He began his career as the founding rabbi of Congregation B’nai Tikvah in North Brunswick, NJ.
A New Jersey native, Rabbi Warmflash holds a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and received his Rabbinic Ordination at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, which also awarded him a Doctor of Divinity degree in 2007.
Rabbi Warmflash has served on the Board of Trustees of the Schechter Institute Rabbinical School in Jerusalem and MERCAZ. He is a past co-chair of The Rabbinical Assembly Social Action Committee, was a member of the New Jersey State Commission on Racism, Racial Violence and Religious Violence, the New Jersey Interfaith Commission of NCCJ and co-chaired the Inter-Religious Leadership Group on Central American Immigration.
Rabbi Warmflash and his wife Beth Heit are the proud parents of Aryeh and his wife Yael, Ora and her husband David, and Talia and are thrilled to be Ilana, Matti and Ayelet’s grandparents.