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General cRc Staff
Harav Gedalia Dov Schwartz ZT"L  
Rosh Beth Din - Chief Rabbi

Rabbi Schwartz, zt"l, was an internationally recognized scholar and rabbinic leader and final authority on all religious questions for the cRc. Rabbi Schwartz was the author of two books and numerous scholarly articles on Jewish law. He also served as the Head of the Beth Din of America in New York.

Harav Yona Reiss  
Av Beth Din - Chief Rabbi

Rabbi Yona Reiss, is the Av Beth Din of the Chicago Rabbinical Council. A noted Torah scholar, attorney, and jurist, Rabbi Reiss continues to serve as a Rosh Yeshiva at RIETS. Rabbi Reiss is a summa cum laude graduate of Yeshiva College (YU) and went on to receive his law degree from Yale Law School, where he was senior editor of the Law Journal. He received his rabbinic ordination from RIETS, where he also earned the distinction of Yadin Yadin.

(773) 465-3900 ext 5478 • e-mail

Harav Daniel Raccah  
Senior Dayan

(773) 465-3900

Rabbi Alan Abramson   photo
Beth Din Administrator

Rabbi Alan M. Abramson was ordained at Yeshiva University and holds a B.A. from Yeshiva College and an M.B.A. from Adelphi University. A past president of the cRc, Rabbi Abramson is the menahel (administrator) of the Beth Din and the Rabbi of Anshe Motele Congregation of Chicago.

Responsibilities Include:
Gittin (Jewish Divorce)
Dinei Torah (Halachic Arbritration)
Geirus (Jewish Conversion)
Halachic Status Documentation
Rabbinic Welfare

Direct Line (773) 250-5491 • e-mail 

Renee Levin  
Administrative Assistant to the
Executive Director and Beth Din
Personal Assistant to HaRav Reiss

(773) 250-5482 • e-mail 

Rabbi Levi Mostofsky  
Executive Director


(773) 250-5487 • e-mail

Gavriella Bachrach  
Assistant to Executive Director



(773) 250-5499 • e-mail 

Morris Loterstein  



(773) 250-5468 • e-mail 

Basya Israel   photo


(773) 250-5493 • e-mail 


HaRav Gedalia Dov Schwartz, ZT"L
Rosh Beth Din

HaRav Yona Reiss, Shlit"a
Av Beth Din


Rabbi Sholem Fishbane
Kashruth Administrator

Rabbi Levi Mostofsky
Executive Director

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