Rabbi Emeritus

Rabbi Emeritus

After 28 years of devoted service as Rabbi of South Huntington Jewish Center, Rabbi Ian S. Jacknis has retired and is now our esteemed Rabbi Emeritus.

Rabbi Jacknis brought his love of Judaism and unique blend of warmth and spirituality to South Huntington Jewish Center in the summer of 1993, and quickly became known, both inside the synagogue and throughout the surrounding communities, as being welcoming, responsive, insightful and compassionate. During his tenure he fostered a renewed feeling of unity and enthusiasm in the congregation. Shabbat services, especially, were infused with his special spirit. He brought a variety of new initiatives to SHJC.

We wish Rabbi Jacknis and his beloved wife, Suri, a retirement filled with good times, good health and love of family and friends.

Contact Rabbi Jacknis at rabbiemeritus@melvillejc.org.

Our synagogue is honoring the legacy of the Jacknis family with the naming of our library and youth lounge
      The Rabbi Ian S. And Suri Jacknis Library and Youth Lounge
For more information, click here.