Rabbi Adir Posy

Congregation Shomrei Emunah, Baltimore, Maryland; Beth Jacob Congregation, Beverly Hills, California

Oct 30, 2008

Rabbi Adir Posy has followed the motto, "Become a rabbi, see the world." Rabbi Posy is a musmach of the Wexner Semicha Honors Program at Yeshiva University's Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and his young rabbinic career has taken him all over the globe. One of his first rabbinic experiences was in the small community of Gaborone, Botswana, a small African nation directly north of South Africa. It was in Botswana that Rabbi Posy developed his love for travel, and working to enhance communities around the globe. Since then, he has worked in Englewood, NJ, taken youth groups on relief missions to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and served as scholar in residence in communities around the United States and United Kingdom.

More recently, Rabbi Posy has settled in Baltimore, MD where he serves as a rabbinic intern under Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb at Congregation Shomrei Emunah. He also serves as a high school rebbe and Director of Torah Activities at Yeshivat Rambam of Baltimore. Every other weekend, the "Traveling Rabbi" also flies across the United States to serve as assistant rabbi at Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills, CA. Since his current jobs offered him summer flexibility, he has been able to serve as rabbi for the past two summers at Kenesset Israel Torah Center in Sacramento, CA.

One of the key infrastructure improvements that the Sacramento community has been seeking for the past two decades is an eruv. When Rabbi Posy arrived in Sacramento, he worked with fellow RCA member Rabbi Howard Jachter and put together a plan to construct an euv around the community that would be unobtrusive, low maintenance and inexpensive. The result was the Arden Arcade Eruv which encompasses a 6.25 square mile area and was built for under $10,000. While much planning went into the project, the implementation only took six weeks and was covered in the local press.

Rabbi Posy lives in Baltimore with his wife Hindi, an OB/GYN resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and their son Yitzchak.