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rabbi 05 smallsf badge lgRabbi Joel Landau  ( has been the Rabbi of Adath Israel since May 2013. He was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate in Jerusalem and has served previously as a congregational Rabbi in Charleston, South Carolina and Irvine, California. A full biography of Rabbi Landau is available here.

Several people have asked me about my vision is for our community’s future.To a degree I began outlining it verbally at the installation gala. Here it is in writing: My vision is the creation of a vibrant eclectic traditional community, a place where traditional Judaism is meaningfully and seriously integrated into an individual’s contemporary life. What do I mean by an eclectic traditional community?”
Eclectic = diversity, people comfortably expressing wide-ranging religious views. 
Traditional = striving to live one’s life according to halacha/G-d’s will. 
Community = a consequential numbers of families who share common values.
Please let me know if you if you share my vision or see things differently.