Myron Fenster - Biography


Rabbi Myron M. Fenster is the rabbi emeritus of the Shelter Rock Jewish Center in Roslyn, N.Y., after serving as its spiritual leader from 1966 to 2002.

During that period, Rabbi Fenster played leadership roles in numerous organizations in New York and Israel, including serving as president of the New York Board of Rabbis. After retiring from Shelter Rock Jewish Center, he served as the interim rabbi in Great Neck, East Hampton, and Greenport, in New York.

A graduate of Yeshiva of Flatbush, Yeshiva College, and the Jewish Theological Seminary, Rabbi Fenster also studied in the graduate school at Columbia University for a degree in philosophy. He was the first American rabbi sponsored by the Rabbinical Assembly to an Israeli congregation when he served as visiting rabbi to the Moriah Congregation in Haifa in the 1960s.

In the Rabbinical Assembly, he has served as chairman of its Social Action and Israel committees and as editor of the quarterly magazine Conservative Judaism. He also served with Bishop John McGann as the co-chairman of the Education Committee of the Long Island Holocaust Commission. He has written for several publications, including Newsday, the Jerusalem Postand Hadassah Magazine.

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