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COJECO RSJ Symposium

New York General Public

Rabbi Asher Altshul

Rabbi, Jewish Center “Nachalat Zion”

Rabbi Asher Altshul is a founder and a Rabbi of the Russian-speaking community at JC "Nachalat Zion", Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Born in Odessa , Ukraine. Grew-up in Israel. Graduated from Yeshivahs: "Chorev", "Makor Chaim" and "Kolel Chabad", where was teaching, as well. Academical education includes Computer Science at Jerusalem College of Technology "Machon Lev" and Finance at Touro College, NY. Served in IDF in Central Command Intellegence Service. Worked as a programmer at Creo-Scitex, Israel. In the US worked as a Rabbi and Computer Science teacher at Sinai Academy, Brooklyn. Served as a Principal at "Elite" Jewish HS. Currently, besides the community rabbinical position, works as a Chaplain at Center Light Healthcare System and involved in many educational projects. Rabbi Asher Altshul is extensively lecturing around the world on various Jewish topics. Father to four.


Or Azion
2201 East 23 Brooklyn NY

Mission: The mission of the “Or A Zion” is to develop and enhance the Jewish identity among the Russian speaking Jewish community of Brooklyn. The program was established in 2003 . Today we grew to a real “Kehilah” with intensive community life. Thousand of Russian speaking Jews are associated with our community. We became an address for any need in Jewish way