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Leonard Matanky

Leonard A. Matanky serves as the head of school (Dean) of Ida Crown Jewish Academy and rabbi of Congregation K.I.N.S. of West Rogers Park. He received his ordination from Hebrew Theological College and PhD from New York University. He is a past president of Rabbinical Council of America and Chicago Rabbinical Council, and co-president of Religious Zionists of America.

A Eulogy for Rav Gedalia Dov Schwartz zt”l

Over the course of decades, Rabbi Lenny Matanky of Congregation KINS and Ida Crown in suburban Chicago worked very closely with Rav Gedalia Dov Schwartz on countless sensitive communal matters. Rabbi Matanky shares the eulogy he delivered this past Thursday for his great mentor.

Celebrating Women’s Talmud and Acknowledging its Opponents

Rabbi Leonard Matanky reflects on Rabbi Saul Berman's account of the Rav's 1977 Stern College Talmud shiur and Orthodox Judaism's & slippery slope complex.