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Rabbi Warner Ferratier

We are thrilled that Rabbi Warner Ferratier has completed nearly two years as our spiritual leader! Rabbi Warner has already implemented many wonderful programs and learning opportunities in our year of re-opening after the pandemic. If you haven't met him, or even if you have, a great way to get to know Rabbi Warner is to come to services and schmooze a bit afterwards at kiddush or oneg. Or if you have more to discuss, contact him for an appointment or coffee!

Rabbi Warner was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree in History at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with minors in Secondary Education and Teaching of Spanish. He taught a variety of subjects in the Champaign public schools, where he also supervised several extra-curricular activities and was active in the local teachers’ union. 

Rabbi Warner's activity within the local Jewish community eventually led him to pursue the rabbinate as a calling. After a preparatory year studying at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, he entered the Rabbinical School at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, from which he received ordination in May, 2019 with a Master’s degree in Midrash. 

Rabbi Warner has been employed as the student rabbi both at Congregation Sons of Israel in Amsterdam, New York and at Congregation Torat El in Oakhurst, New Jersey, and was most recently the assistant rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom in Northbrook, IL. In his spare time he enjoys reading many types of literature, practicing music, pub trivia, walking his dog, and crafting. 

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Sat, July 20 2024 14 Tammuz 5784