Eliezer Langer has been rabbi of Congregation Tiferet Israel of Austin,
Texas, for two years.
Having made aliyah 12 years ago, he served for ten years as Assistant
Dean of Midreshet Moriah in Yerushalayim, a Zionist, high-level learning
program for post-high school women.
After having been privileged to live in Jerusalem for 10 years, his
son-in-law opened a kollel in Austin, Texas. Rabbi and Lucy Langer came
to a small fledgling congregation to help spur the religious growth and
revival of a community that had not had a rabbi for five years. Baruch HaShem,
this Orthodox kehilla is now on the national scene and making in impact
in central Texas.
Rabbi Langer is the first Orthodox rabbi to sit on the board of The
Jewish Community Association of Austin, and he teaches at the University
of Texas. He has also spurred the membership of his congregation to take
a leadership role in communal affairs and pro-Israel activities, thereby
raising awareness and appreciation for Orthodoxy and Torah living.
Prior to making aliya, Rabbi Langer, a California native, had served as
rabbi of Beth Jacob Congregation in San Diego, CA, for 18 years. Rabbi
Langer derives great nachas in seeing that today's leadership of the San
Diego Orthodox community are the young people who grew up in the
Congregation, established Torah families, and now "share the
wealth" with the next generation
A musmach of Yeshiva University, Rabbi Langer learned in the YU Kollel
for two years and was awarded his BA and MS there, as well.
This article first
published by the RCA. Used by permission.