Rabbi Jonah Rank, ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in May 2015, serves Congregation Shaar Shalom in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as the community’s Maskil (“teacher of tradition”), where Rabbi Rank’s spouse, Rabbi Dr. Raysh Weiss, serves as the community’s rabbi. Rabbi Rank is a teacher, researcher and writer (with a full list of publications listed here). With Rabbi Rank’s Jewish music recognized by The Forward‘s “Soundtrack of Our Spirit,” Jonah Rank (when not acting as a rabbi per se) also composes, records and performs in a variety of musical genres on a variety of musical instruments. Rabbi Rank served as the secretary for Mahzor Lev Shalem (Rabbinical Assembly: New York, NY; 2010) and Siddur Lev Shalem (Rabbinical Assembly: New York, NY; 2015). Aside from all the above, Jonah enjoys reading and spending time with family.


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