Rabbi Joel Lehrfield, PhD. Rabbi Emeritus
Rabbi Joel Lehrfield is a native Chicagoan, and has been the Rabbi at Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation since its creation in 1958. Rabbi Lehrfield was ordained by the Hebrew Theological College in Skokie. He received both his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and studied Talmud in Jerusalem. He has been on the faculty of Loyola University, DePaul University, Mundelein College and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Rabbi Lehrfield is a former officer of the Chicago Rabbinical Council, a member of the Rabbinical Council of America, the Board of Directors of the Hebrew Theological College, and the Chicago Board of Rabbis.
Rabbi Samuel Biber
Rabbi Biber was ordained at the Hebrew Theological College in Skokie and has served pulpits in Denver, Vancouver, Toronto, and most recently at Skokie Valley Agudath Achim Synagogue. He holds a BA degree in Elementary Education from Loyola University, a MA in Educational Supervision from the University of Colorado, Denver, a BA in Hebrew Literature, and a MA in Religious Jewish Education from the Hebrew Theological College. Rabbi Biber previously taught at Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, Akiba Schechter Jewish Day School and served as a principal in Denver, Vancouver and Toronto before returning to Chicago. He is a child of survivors of the Shoah and has been active in 2nd Generation groups wherever he has lived. Rabbi Biber has been a practicing Mohel for over 35 years.