Rabbi Barry Silver
Hometown: Stamford, Connecticut
Hobbies: Music, skiing, movies, going out
Music: Rock and pop, country
Movies: Gone with the Wind, Avatar, Shrek
Languages: English, French, Spanish
I am a post-denominational Rabbi practicing cosmic Judaism, a civil rights/environmental attorney, a former Florida legislator, song writer, and social activist Rabbi-rouser.
Curriculum Vitae of Rabbi Barry Silver, Esq.
Barry has served Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor since 1996, emulating his father, Rabbi Sam Silver’s devotion to interfaith harmony, rational Judaism and social action. Barry performs Jewish and interfaith weddings, life cycle events, lectures, debates, discusses current events, is an op-ed writer for the Jewish Journal and is a motivational speaker. Barry is the founder of Cosmic Judaism, which merges Judaism and science and is a “Rockin’ Robe” rabbi, offering inspiring and fun Jewish adaptations of rock music.
Barry practices civil, constitutional and abortion rights, public interest, environmental, and personal injury law. Barry was named Feminist of the Year by Broward NOW after winning a landmark case in defense of abortion rights, was honored by the Black Police Officers of America for advocacy of civil rights and has received many other awards.
Barry successfully defended a former marine’s right to fly the flag at his home, helped Native Americans save a sacred site from bulldozers in Miami, successfully sued a phony psychic and the City of Delray Beach for conspiracy to defraud, protected citrus trees from the State’s eradication program, sues the police for wantonly shooting dogs, helped keep Scripps off of Mecca Farms to save agricultural lands, blocked anti-abortion legislation from taking effect and has handled many other public interest cases.
Former Florida Legislator
Barry served from 1996 to 1998 in the Florida House of Representatives where he was named “Most Effective Environmental Legislator” by the Sierra Club and “Consumer Champion” by Florida’s largest consumer group. Since 1990, Barry has been included in Who’s Who of American Law for significant contributions to the betterment of society.
Barry founded the Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition and Interfaith Justice League and has organized many interfaith rallies, demonstrations and legal efforts on behalf of the environment, civil rights, animal rights, Israel, Native Americans, the homeless and was a local leader of the anti-Trump resistance.
Barry has appeared on MSNBC, FOX News, Hannity & Colmes, CNN, 48 Hours, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and other national and local media.
Barry sings original adaptations about politics, social issues, current events and Judaism.
Rabbi Barry Silver conducts spiritual Shabbat celebrations on Friday nights serving Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor, where Judaism is treasured, reason is cherished, interfaith harmony flourishes, science is honored and outreach is extended to all.
Family Barry is married to Francine and has two activist children, Ari and Brandon.
I am married to Francine, a wonderful public school teacher and mother and have two activist children athletes, Brandon and Ari
iMy motto: Carpe diem – seize the day!
Cherish each day, be a blessing, experience the miracle of life.
C'est parfois au cours des heures les plus sombres que naissent les plus belles lumières
Translation: It is perhaps at the darkest hour when the most beautiful light emerges