Rabbi Arnold Saltzman

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“Take its teaching into your heart, and in turn pass it on to your children and those who come after you.”

~ from Gates of Prayer                 

Study With The Rabbi

I study together with children and adults in order to bring each student closer to a deeper understanding, practice, and appreciation of our remarkable Jewish Heritage.

Educational Director:                    

  • Selects curriculums created by the Union of Reform Congregations
  • Instructs students in Bible, Prophets, and Jewish History
  • Hebrew literacy instructor
  • Trope Trainer for Torah and Haftorah
  • Prayer Instructor
  • Rabbinic instruction in Jewish tradition, mysticism
  • Creative programming - created the Gan Hayeled Recital Series

Bar / Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation

  • Prepared 1500 Bar Mitzvah students in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia
  • Prepared 25 Confirmation Classes and directed Cantatas
  • I will conduct your service on location

Confirmation Photos for 2008 from Hevrat Shalom Congregation


Adult Education

  • Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Classes
  • Synagogue Skills classes
  • Special Courses and individual intsruction on Torah, Hebrew Scriptures, Talmud
  • Interfaith Studies 
  • Kabbalah

Scholar in Residence

  • Salomone Rossi
  • The Renaissance in Jewish Music: Russia
  • Touro, the opera
  • An Israel Symphony
  • Rescue of the Jews of Denmark (Sym. #2)
  • An American Symphony (Religious Freedom in Early America)
  • Music of the Jews of France

Guest speaker at the National Cathedral, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian: Sackler-Freer Gallery, Adas Israel Congregation, Beth El Havurah, Jewish Museum of Maryland, Lillian and Albert Small Museum

“You have called us to service by giving us the Torah.”

~ Torah Blessing

“Your warmth
envelloped all of us.” 

                          ~ Libby Elkain

 "A wise man hears one word and understands two."

~ from Yiddish Wisdom by
Kristina Swarner

“...This program was extra special.
It is a privelege to have you as part of our community.”

                                                                                                   ~ Esther and Bert Foer                                                                    

“Our hearts are full!
You have a wonderful gift with children.”

~ Mark Steinbach

“The importance of healing and care of the poor to Judaism were just the kind of introductory remarks I hoped you would make.”

~ Gail Wilensky

“Yours was exactly the kind of service we wanted to attend that night and our best expectations were fulfilled.”

~ Rabbi Samuel M. Stahl, San Antonio, Texas


“It is a joy to be a member of your congregation”

~ Rabbi Alfred Jospe

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