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Senior Rabbi Sheldon Schevelowitz

Rabbi Sheldon Schevelowitz was raised in Maspeth, New York and is the son of the late Rabbi Joseph Schevelowitz and Anita Schevelowitz.  Rabbi Joseph Schevelowitz oversaw the Maspeth Jewish Center for forty-seven years until his retirement.

Rabbi Schevelowitz is a graduate of The Talmudical Academy Bet Aaron, receiving his rabbinical ordination in 1973.  He also received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Bernard Baruch College, in addition to a Computer Technology Certificate of Study from New York University.

Rabbi Schevelowitz began his teaching career in 1969 as a Hebrew school teacher in Maspeth, NY.  Now, more than forty years later, he is still teaching Hebrew school to our children from as young as eight years of age to our B'nai Mitzvah students.  In addition, he teaches adult Jewish education classes to many of our members. 

Rabbi Schevelowitz spent several years living and working in Israel as well as several years in the Kosher Supervision field covering all of Long Island, New York.  Rabbi had an extensive Chaplaincy background and was assistant Chaplain at the New York Hospital as well as the New Jersey Department of Corrections.  He is certified to teach several behavioral and life skills courses by the State of New Jersey. 

Rabbi Schevelowitz has been leading the congregation at PJC since September, 1989 and is joined by his wife, Sarah, and children, Jonathan and Diane.  He lives in Perrineville, NJ and can be reached anytime by cell at 732-804-8969 via voice or text or through

Associate Rabbi Glenn Jacobs

Rabbi Glenn Jacobs was born in Brooklyn NY where he attended Rambam Yeshiva. Moving to Staten Island, he then studied there at The Jewish Foundation School and graduated eighth grade from The Yeshiva of Flatbush in Brooklyn.  For High School, Glenn attended and graduated from The Jewish Educational Center, aka The, Rabbi Teitz Mesivta Academy in Elizabeth, NJ.  Glenn spent the next year learning at Bar Ilan University in Israel and then continued college in NYC graduating from Touro College.

Glenn grew up in a modern orthodox Jewish community, attending the Young Israel of Staten Island. Regularly attended daily services and on Holidays and Friday night and Shabbat as well.  There, Glenn was very active, participating in the community youth and social programs.

Affectionately often referred to as, Rabbi Glenn, he previously taught Hebrew and Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation at several area Temples. He also continues to provide private tutoring to help prepare students for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah and facilitates the Mitzvah ceremonies with prayer services.  Glenn also officiates weddings, funerals, shiva minyans, unveilings, and baby namings.

Rabbi Glenn received his Rabbinical ordination (semicha) from Rabbinical Seminary International in NY. He has been with PJC as the second Rabbi since 2016. His goal is to continue educating children and adults as well as inspire positive prayers in tefilla throughout the congregation. He is dedicated to promoting Jewish values throughout the community. He continues to learn and enjoys enhancing his own personal growth and knowledge enabling him to uplift his spiritual connection with Judaism.

Glenn is married to Alissa and has two adult children, Sophie and Drew as well as a dog named, Alan Parker. He enjoys traveling the world and especially exploring Jewish communities wherever he goes. He lives in Jackson, NJ and can be reached anytime by cell at 732-685-8773 via voice or text or  through

Tue, January 18 2022 16 Shevat 5782