Rabbi Ephraim Schwartz
Rabbi Ephraim Schwartz founded the Young Israel of Karmiel in August 2010. Schwartz has a long history in community development and outreach work in Seattle, Norfolk and Iowa. Schwartz was one of the first English speakers to move to Karmiel and has since built the Young Israel as a community Synagogue that serves a diverse Kehilla. Schwartz also serves as the Young Israel Director in the North, spearheading campaigns with army bases in the Golan and the Galilee as well as various community initiatives. His weekly e-mail sheet on the Torah portion, Holyland Insights and Inspiration is enjoyed by over 1500 subscribers weekly.