Rabbi Jared Anstandig

Rabbi Jared Anstandig and wife Sarit
Rabbi Jared Anstandig and wife Sarit

A native of West Bloomfield, Rabbi Jared Anstandig was ordained at Yeshiva University,
where he also earned Bachelor’s degrees in Judaic Studies and Biblical Studies and a
Master’s degree in Bible. Prior to coming to Ann Arbor, he completed rabbinic
internships at the Lincoln Square Synagogue in New York, Kesher Israel in Washington,
DC, and Congregation Shaare Tefilah in New Jersey. Previously, Rabbi Anstandig
taught in Talmud and Bible at Ramaz Upper School, a Modern Orthodox day school in
Manhattan. Rabbi Anstandig also currently serves in the Chaplain Corps in the US Army
Reserve.

In his position, Rabbi Anstandig works through Michigan Hillel, leading both the AAOM
and the student Orthodox community, which hold joint services throughout the year in
the Hillel building.
“Ann Arbor has a small but really unique and strong Orthodox community, and I’m
looking forward to being in a community where I can have a real impact,” said
Rabbi Anstandig.  “I want not only to bring more people to the shul, but also to bring
more shul to the people — to listen to what the community needs and wants, and to help
the minyan to meet those needs.”