Rabbi Adam Baldachin
Rabbi Adam Baldachin joined the Montebello Jewish Center as its rabbi and spiritual leader in July 2013.
Rabbi Baldachin finds interpersonal connection through meaningful Jewish experiences to be at the core of his rabbinic calling. He is thrilled to be working at Montebello Jewish Center because of its focus on tight-knit community, musical prayer services, interest in life-long learning, and welcoming atmosphere. Rabbi Baldachin brings his musical ability, love of informal education, community building, outreach, and pastoral counseling to MJC.
Rabbi Baldachin spent most of his childhood in New Providence, New Jersey. He received his ordination in May 2013 from the Jewish Theological Seminary including a masters in Midrash. During Rabbinical School, Rabbi Baldachin received the Gladstein Fellowship in Entrepreneurial Rabbinic Leadership. As a Gladstein Fellow, Rabbi Baldachin learned the skills to help a growing Conservative community thrive.
He benefited from his in-residence internship at Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale through the mentorship with Rabbi Barry Dov Katz, while also serving as rabbi at Beth Shalom of Lake Norman, NC and Beth Sholom Congregation of Frederick, MD. Rabbi Baldachin also served as the rabbinic intern at a Masorti Synagogue in Kiryat Byalik, Israel and for Koach, the Conservative community at the University of Maryland.
Rabbi Baldachin earned his bachelor's degrees from the Joint Program of the Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies in 2006, during which he studied Talmud at JTS and History at Columbia University.