Rabbi : Rabbi Sam REinstein
Rabbi Sam Reinstein joined Congregation Kol Israel in 2015. Since his arrival, the 90-year-old synagogue has experienced growth not seen in decades. Before embarking on this Brooklyn journey, Rabbi Reinstein graduated from Yeshiva University with a Bachelors in Mathematics followed by a Masters in Philosophy from Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. He received his rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary.
Before joining CKI, Rabbi Reinstein served as Rabbinic Intern in Washington D.C., Kansas City, Teaneck, and at YU’s Center for the Jewish Future.
He works full time as an actuary during the week and lives in the area with his wife, Hannah, and son, Leo.
Read more about the Rabbis work here
SEnior Rabbi : Rabbi Elkanah SChwartz
For over 40 years, Rabbi Schwartz has been a bedrock of the Orthodox Jewish life in Prospect Heights. As the area turned and became more dangerous Rabbi Schwartz and his family moved to Borough park, but he continued to make the trek on Saturday mornings. He no longer is able to, but you can read more here. You can still meet Rabbi Schwartz on days when he is able to drive, namely Sunday mornings and other holidays or events.