Etz Ahaim now has an intern. Rabbi Elon Weintraub got his first semichah as a Rutgers student in Physical Chemistry while studying with Rabbi Moshe Silver at Etz Ahaim through Pirchei Shoshanim. He's now a student of Yeshiva University working on a Sephardic semichah with Rabbi Eliyahu Ben-Haim. He is also pursuing his Masters of Education.
Elon will be training with Rabbi Bassous and will be giving classes, leading services, giving sermons, He will be leading the youth boys in services on Rosh Hashanah.
Elon first came to Congregation Etz Ahaim when he was three years old. He has been attending Etz Ahaim for almost three decades and recently has been giving classes on chagim and Shabbat.