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Rabbi Lyle Fishman

Rabbi Lyle Fishman has been rabbi of Ohr Kodesh Congregation in Chevy Chase, Maryland since 1984.  Previously, he served for six years at Greenberg Hebrew Center in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Yale University, Rabbi Fishman was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary and the Herzl Institute. He is a member of the Rabbinical Assembly of America and was founder and first president of its Westchester-Rockland (NY) region.

In addition to serving the members of Ohr Kodesh, Rabbi Fishman has taken an active role in the Greater Washington Jewish Community. He serves as a board member of the Greater Washington United Jewish Communities and helped to create the Washington Chevra Chapter to foster a better interchange of ideas among community rabbis.

He is a member of the National Rabbinic Cabinet of UJA and a member of the Board of Governors of the New York Board of Rabbis.

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