I'm Rabbi Ken Brodkin,

I’m the Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Israel and I’m passionate about helping people around the world connect to healthy ideas of Judaism. Follow along to find content about big, Jewish ideas. 

Weekly Classes

Tune in to weekly classes to learn more about the Parsha of the week and about Jewish law on Sunday and Wednesday with Rabbi Brodkin. 

B'nai Israel

Congregation B’nai Israel is an Orthodox synagogue located in Manalapan, NJ. Rabbi Brodkin moved to Manalapan in August 2022  after leading Congregation Kesser Israel in Portland, Oregon for 17 years. Come check out B’nai Israel if you are in the area!

The Podcast

The Jewish Growth Podcast will help you access the timeless wisdom of Judaism and enrich your Jewish journey. How do we apply the wisdom of Judaism to real life? If you are in search of Jewish insight and inspiration, The Jewish Growth Podcast is for you!

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About Me

Rabbi Ken Brodkin

Originally from Massachusetts, Rabbi Brodkin received a BA in History from Brandeis University. He studied at Yeshivas Toras Moshe in Jerusalem prior to receiving Semicha from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg and Rav Gedalia Dov Schwartz. The Rabbi is a member of the Rabbinical Council of America. He maintains an active involvement in the study of many facets of Torah, including Jewish thought, Tanach & Halacha.

Rabbi Brodkin loves spending time with his wife Aviel and their seven children and granddaughter. The rabbi enjoys jogging, the outdoors and hiking, and is an avid American history buff.

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