Rabbi Taron Tachman joined Beth Tikvah Congregation in July of 2011 after serving seven years at Temple Sholom of Chicago. Ordained in 2004 by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, Rabbi Tachman earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Michigan State University. He went on to earn a Master of Social Work at the University of Michigan and a Certificate in Jewish Communal Service and Judaic Studies from the Sol Drachler Program in Jewish Communal Leadership at the University of Michigan. In addition to his educational experience, Rabbi Tachman has served as the Campus Hillel Director at Eastern Michigan University. He has also worked for the College Education Department of the Union of Reform Judaism and spent a year volunteering in Israel.
While serving at Temple Sholom of Chicago, Rabbi Tachman is perhaps best known for pioneering a groundbreaking, nationally recognized program, which for six years attracted 100-250 participants each month to Friday Night “Sushi Shabbat” events and engaged otherwise unaffiliated young people through cutting-edge social action projects and learning opportunities. He is also known throughout the community for his widely read blogs found on Oy!Chicago and for his engaging sermons.
Rabbi Tachman is a member of the Schaumburg-Hoffman Clergy Association, on the board of the Chicago Area Reform Rabbis’ group, a member of the board of Jewish Council of Urban Affairs, and part of the Rabbinic Advisory Committee of Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute Camp.
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