Many talented and learned lay members participate in the services and activities of Temple B'nai Shalom. We are also proud to have the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Van Lanckton and Cantor Seth Grossman and fondly recall Rabbi Emeritus Milton Feierstein (of Blessed Memory).
Rabbi Van Lanckton
Rabbi Lanckton, a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, practiced law in Massachusetts from 1967 until 2003. He worked in both health law and litigation with increasing emphasis on mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolutions. Rabbi Lanckton continues to serve as an arbitrator in the American Arbitration Association.
In 2003, Rabbi Lanckton left his law practice to become a founding student of the newly established Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts. He was ordained there in 2009.
Rabbi Lanckton began his relationship with Temple B'nai Shalom as a student rabbi in 2005. We appointed him to serve as our Associate Rabbi in 2009. We made him our Rabbi in 2011 when Rabbi Milton Feierstein became our Rabbi Emeritus.
Rabbi Lanckton is married to Alice and has two sons and two grandchildren.
Rabbi Emeritus Milton Feierstein (of Blessed Memory)
Rabbi Feierstein a native of Pennsylvania, earned his BS degree at Columbia University and Ed. M. and Ed. D. degrees at SUNY Buffalo. He was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, where he was also awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree. He served numerous professional organizations, including the Rabbinical Assembly, the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, pursuing his interests are in spiritual matters and in personal relationships.
Rabbi Feierstein served several congregations in New York after ordination and until 2002. Temple B'nai Shalom then appointed him as our Rabbi, a position he held until 2011, when he became our Rabbi Emeritus.
Rabbi Feierstein passed away in 2015 at the age of 90. He and his dear wife Lenore have three children and eight grandchildren.
Cantor Seth Grossman
Cantor Grossman comes from a distinguished family of cantors. He carries on this tradition in his unique style making our services enjoyable from start to finish. He is actively involved in the weekly Religious Education classes of our students and also conducts Bar and Bat Mitzvah education around the Shabbat service. He and his wife Jennifer have two children.
We are truly fortunate to have such a wonderful talent at Temple B'nai Shalom.