Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

What do people call me? Rabbi Shmuel

Organization: Yeshivas Elimelech

Denomination: Orthodox

Where was I ordained? Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary

What do I love most about my work? I love spreading the beauty of Torah to the world. The Torah gives me so much enjoyment and excitement that it is a great honor to be a rabbi charged with the responsibility of spreading the teachings of the Torah. I love everything about our faith. Look for me around town with me car menorah on chanukah, my sukkah in the parks of downtown DC, or my matzah suit on Pesach.

How is Judaism valuable in my life? Judaism is my guide. It motivates every single thing I do in life and anchors me at all times. I became a rabbi because I felt that I had a calling from Hashem to teach the Torah and connect with as many people that are interested in learning more about the teachings and traditions of our ancestors.