Shaharit #1 6:45am
Shaharit #2 7:30am
Shaharit #3 8:15am
Shir Ha’Shirim & Minha 5:13pm
Candle Lighting 5:13pm
First Minyan - Rabbi Setton - New Sanctuary 7:00am
Main Minyan - Rabbi Kassin - Main Sanctuary 8:30am
PAC Minyan - Max Sutton - Midrash 8:45am
HS/Post HS Minyan - Rabbi Dana - Social Center 9:15am
Rabbi Kassin’s Halacha Class - Library 11:15am
Rabbi Setton’s Class for PAC Minyan Kids 11:15am
Pre-Minha Classes 3:50pm
Shabbat Minha - Main Sanctuary 4:50pm
Shabbat Ends 6:13pm
Rabbi Saul J. Kassin attended Magen David Yeshivah Elementary School, and Flatbush High School, before studying for three years in Israel, including at the famed Yeshivat Porat Yosef in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Rabbi Kassin learned under and received his Semichah from some of the leading Poskim of our generation, including: Hacham Ovadia Yosef A”H, Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu A”H, Rabbi Shalom Mashash A”H, Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi Doron, Rabbi Shalom Cohen, and his grandfather, Rabbi Saul J Kassin, Shlita, as well as from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. Rabbi Kassin continued his studies in the states for several years after, including at the Sephardic Torah Center headed by Rabbi Shlomo Diamond, in Deal, while he attended Touro College in Brooklyn. Additionally, Rabbi Kassin learned under Hacham Shimon Alouf and credits him with a lot of his personal growth as a Rabbinical leader of our community.
Rabbi Kassin comes from an extremely long line of great Rabbinic leaders tracing all the way back to 1492 in Spain. His great grandfather was Hacham Yaakov Kassin A”H who was the Chief Rabbi of the syrian community, and his grandfather, Rabbi Shaul Kassin, who follows in his footsteps, may he live and be well.
Carrying the traditions of his family, Rabbi Kassin became the Rosh Yeshiva of Hillel Yeshivah in 2008, and in 2014, became the senior Rabbi of Congregation Magen David of West Deal, after years of serving under its spiritual leader Rabbi Ezra Labaton A’H.
Rabbi Kassin and his wife Rachel (nee Tawil), married in 1998, have eight children, and currently live in Deal N.J.
Rabbi Albert Setton has had the privilege of studying our laws and traditions under the distinguished Rabbis Shimon Alouf, Hayim Sabato and Harold Sutton. He completed his secular studies in Brooklyn College after graduating from Yeshiva of Flatbush. He strives to apply the wisdom of his Rabbis and of our Torah to our daily lives.
Rabbi Joseph Dana is a member of our Rabbinic Faculty, and directs the programming for HS and College aged members of our Synagogue. He is also the Dean of Students at Hillel Yeshiva High School, where he teaches Jewish Philosophy and Tanakh. After graduating from Magen David Yeshiva Elementary and High School, Rabbi Dana attended Brooklyn College and received his B.S. in Business, Management and Finance. He is currently pursuing his M.A. from the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, and an M.S. in Jewish Education and Administration from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education. Rabbi Dana has Semicha in the laws of Shabbat from the Sephardic Rabbinical College, and continues his studies locally at the Sephardic Torah Center.
Rabbi Dana and his wife Shirley (Mamiye) married in 2011, have three children , and currently live in West Deal.