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Rabbi Strauchler

Before joining Rinat in August 2021, Rabbi Chaim Strauchler served as Senior Rabbi at Shaarei Shomayim Congregation in Toronto since 2008. Before that, he served as Rabbi at Beit Chaverim Synagogue in Westport, Connecticut from 2005– 2008. Rabbi Strauchler is an associate editor of Tradition: A Journal of Orthodox Jewish Thought and is currently a vice-president of the Rabbinical Council of America.

Rabbi Chaim Strauchler grew up in West Orange, NJ and attended JEC. He studied for three years under Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, zt”l, at Yeshivat Har Etzion and received his Bachelors in English Literature from Yeshiva College. Rabbi Strauchler received Semicha from RIETS, where he studied extensively under Rabbi Michael Rosensweig. He earned a Diploma in Theology and a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Bernard Revel Graduate School and is a Wexner Graduate Fellowship alumnus. As a student, Rabbi Strauchler founded the literary journal, Mima’amakim. Rabbi Strauchler is married to Avital Strauchler, who grew up in Edison, NJ. They have five children: Tehilla, Adir, Atara, Zvi, and Freda.

Rabbi Strauchler can be reached at 201 837 2795 ext 111 or

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