Rabbi Sam Pollak
Joining You at The Community Synagogue
Hello! My name is Sam Pollak, and I am honored and thrilled to be joining The Community Synagogue as your newest rabbi.
I come to Port Washington from Cincinnati, Ohio, which is both my hometown and the location of my rabbinical studies. In Cincinnati and beyond, Jewish life has anchored my identity—growing up in an intergenerational havurah, spending many summers at the Reform Movement’s regional camp, and participating in the Hillel community during my undergraduate years at The Ohio State University—and now I am eager to continue learning, praying, and growing at The Community Synagogue.
I also enjoy reading, cooking, yoga, and singing, especially when I can discuss or share those activities with others. Joining me in Port Washington will be my soon-to-be husband, Ari Abelman, and we are grateful to be welcomed into the community. I look forward to introducing myself in person and getting to know you soon!