A native of West Bloomfield, Rabbi Jared Anstandig was ordained at Yeshiva University, where he also earned degrees in Judaic Studies and Biblical Studies. 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, and taught in the Upper School at Ramaz, a co-educational 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.”