Rabbi Dov Greer

Mt. Kisco Hebrew Congregation


March 5, 2019

Born in the holy city of Jerusalem, Rabbi Dov Greer was raised in beautiful New England, and his educational background combines the Torah of Yeshivas Brisk with the scholarship of a BA in History at YALE University. After receiving Smicha from Rav Yitzchok Berkovits at The Jerusalem Kollel (as well as a smicha from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg), Rabbi Greer furthered his study of the Laws of Family Purity with tutelage from Dayan Sholom Friedman of the Kedassiah Beis Din in London. Rabbi Dov Greer spent nearly a decade as a Rav in New Haven near the Yale community in Connecticut. He served as the Halachic Advisor to the Mikvah, as well as to the Eruv, overseeing a massive rerouting and reconstruction thereof, and guided the construction of several other city Eruvin in Connecticut as well. He instituted a Night Kollel program, among his other activities as a Rabbi; Rabbi Greer feels blessed to have also impacted the wider population through his service as a Chaplain to the Fire Department, and was honored to have a close relationship with Governor Dan Malloy, resulting in his appointment as a member of the CT Medical Examining Board. Rabbi Greer currently serves as the Interim Rabbi of Eitz Chayim of Dogwood Park, a modern- Orthodox synagogue located in West Hempstead, NY. The shul is comprised of 180 families, with active programming and shiurim. He also maintains a residence in Philadelphia, where he serves as a lecturer and Rosh Chaburah for the Philadelphia Community Kollel. He is renowned for his warmth, scholarship, and his sage advice and listening ear. From a young age, the mitzvah of Bris Milah has been of profound interest to Rabbi Dov Greer. Shortly after his marriage, he traveled to London to study with Dr. Joseph Spitzer, Medical Officer of the Initiation (Bris Milah) Society of the London Beth Din, and became a certified Mohel. He practices throughout the tri-state area, and has traveled throughout the country as well as to Eretz Yisrael to perform a Bris. (He is also particularly renowned for his signature homemade esrog jam and liquor as a segulah for having a baby boy!) Rebbetzin Sima Greer is a beloved lecturer, Kallah advisor, and High School teacher, who invests her efforts into directing programming for her husband’s shul, as well as for the Philadelphia Community Kollel women’s learning division. They are blessed with 6 children k”ah. Rabbi Greer is proud to have edited and published his great-grandfather’s manuscript דובר מישרים (Dover Meisharim), a collection of his century- old sermons. He has also authored weekly Halacha shailos u’teshuvos, reaped from his experience as a Posek.