Rabbi Neil Sandler served as the Senior Rabbi of Ahavath Achim Synagogue from 2004 – 2019 and is still a member of its rabbinic staff.. He is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota where his family was an active member of the Adath Jeshurun Congregation. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and received a Master’s degree and Rabbinic Ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Upon ordination, he completed a Master of Science degree in Social Work at Columbia University. Rabbi Sandler gains his greatest contentment in the rabbinate from the sacred moments he shares with his congregants in their times of joy and sorrow.