Professional Status

Employed
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About Me

Rabbi Jonathan Z. Maltzman of Kol Shalom in Rockville, Maryland, spent three years as the only civilian rabbi in the country of Japan. In this position, Jonathan Z. Maltzman acted as the representative of the Jewish faith to the Japanese population and as an invaluable conduit for the Embassy of Israel in Japan.

Following his time in Japan, Rabbi Maltzman served five years at Tifereth Israel in Des Moines, Iowa, a synagogue with the largest congregation in the state. Rabbi Maltzman assumed his current position in 2002, and for the last 14 years has helped expand both the Kol Shalom congregation and staff.

Jonathan Z. Maltzman majored in Near Eastern studies as an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honor society. During his time at the university, he was active in the Hillel program on campus. In addition to his work at Kol Shalom, Rabbi Maltzman has been involved with a number of Jewish organizations, including MAZON (“food” in Hebrew), a Jewish charitable group focused on feeding communities throughout the world.

Jonathan Z Maltzman

  • Jonathan Z Maltzman

Experience

Rabbi

Kol Shalom
Since May 2002

Rabbi

Tifereth Israel Synagogue
July 1983 to July 1988

Rabbi

Jewish Community of Japan
July 1980 to July 1983

Education

RABBINIC ORDINATION

Jewish Theological Seminary of American
September 1975 to June 1980

BA

University of Pennsylvania
September 1971 to September 1975

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

Akiba Hebrew Academy
September 1967 to June 1971