Meet Our Clergy

Rabbi Jonathan Lubliner

Jack F. Shorstein Senior Rabbinic Chair

Born and raised in Westchester County, New York, Jonathan Lubliner earned his bachelor’s degree with honors from Vassar College in 1985.  He received his MA from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he was also ordained and later pursued doctoral studies in Jewish history.  Rabbi Lubliner served congregations in Connecticut and New Jersey before becoming the Senior Rabbi of the Jacksonville Jewish Center in the summer of 2004.

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Rabbi Howard Tilman

Rabbi Howard Tilman joined the clergy team at the Jacksonville Jewish Center in July, 2014. He was ordained by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in May 2014, where he received the Eliezer Slomovic Award in Talmud. He graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2006, and spent three years working in sports-talk radio prior to beginning his rabbinic studies. Rabbi Tilman has extensive experience working with youth of all ages in multiple synagogues, schools, and at Camp Ramah in the Poconos. He and his wife Naomi celebrated their wedding in December, 2015, and together they enjoy baking, baseball, and The Big Bang Theory.


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Hazzan Jesse Holzer

A native of Worcester, Massachusetts, Hazzan Holzer attended a Solomon Schechter affiliated day school, was active in USY, and spent many years as a camper and on staff at Camp Ramah of New England. Hazzan Holzer received his BA from New York University and completed a Masters Degree in Sacred Music and investment as a Hazzan from the H.L. Miller Cantorial Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2008. Hazzan Holzer also serves on the Executive Council of the Cantors Assembly. He is an avid sports enthusiast, enjoys travel and playing piano, and is a devoted collector of Jewish music and rare prayer books.  Hazzan Holzer is happily married to Leora and has two adorable daughters, Rena and Dafna.
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Ritual Director, David Wolinsky

A native of northeastern Ohio, Mr. Wolinsky studied music education at Bowling Green State University.  As a synagogue professional with more than three decades of experience, his background in Jewish education, music, and liturgy is extensive. In addition to training students for their b’nei mitzvah, Mr. Wolinsky will teach trope classes to Galinsky Academy students and play a pivotal role in increasing liturgical proficiency and fluency in Torah reading among our youth.  As Ritual Director of the Center and as an integral member of the clergy team, we are confident that his personal warmth and passion for Jewish learning will be an asset to our entire community.