Rabbi Efrayim S. Unterman
Efrayim S. Unterman joined the Young Israel of East Brunswick community in August 2016. Rabbi Unterman recently served as Associate Rabbi and Director of Education and Outreach at Congregation Torat Emet in Columbus, OH, where he taught, oversaw the youth department and educational platform, created outreach programs, and supported the community pastorally.
Rabbi Unterman was raised in a range of communities spanning America, Canada, and Israel. He learned in Israel at Yeshivat Torat Shraga, and studied at Yeshiva University for his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Yeshiva College, his Masters in Jewish Education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, and his Semikha (i.e., rabbinical ordination) from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, completing his studies in 2010. Rabbi Unterman and his wife, Rivkie, are parents to Refael (4 years old) and Chaya (1 year old).
Rabbi Unterman replaces Rabbi Jay Weinstein, who, along with his family, made aliyah to Israel in 2016.