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100 Nassau Ave, Atlantic Beach, NY 11509

Our Interim Rabbis

The JCAB has engaged Rabbi Mordy Prus to be our Rabbi through June, 2019. He will assume the roles and responsibilities of Rabbi, complemented by Rabbi Willig.

Rabbi Prus is a familiar face at The JCAB, having spent several weeks at our shul in an associate rabbinic role in 2016. Rabbi Prus received his ordination from RIETS of Yeshiva University, and was a rabbinic intern at The Riverdale Jewish Center. A speech and language pathologist, Rabbi Prus is also a partner and performer of the Maccabeats. We heartily welcome Rabbi Prus, his wife Temima and their three children to our community!    

Rabbi Simcha Willig, who joined the JCAB rabbinic team in 2013, is an instructor in Yeshiva University’s James Striar School where he teaches courses in Jewish Ethics, Jewish Philosophy, Rabbinic Judaism, and Biblical themes. He is also on the Judaic Studies faculty at the Frisch School and Westchester Hebrew High School. Rabbi Willig received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and he received a masters in secondary education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration. In the Fall of 2016 he earned his doctorate from NYU in Education and Jewish Studies. Formerly Rabbi Willig was an assistant rabbi at Young Israel of Scarsdale and was an informal educator in youth groups, public high schools, and summer camps throughout North America, Israel, and South Africa. He is married to Sari (Stein) Willig and they reside with their young children in Bergenfield New Jersey. Rabbi Willig enjoys bowling and he plays tennis, basketball, and the guitar.     

Tue, July 23 2019 20 Tammuz 5779