Rabbi Mark Zimmerman
Congregation Beth Shalom
5303 Winters Chapel Road
Atlanta, GA 30360
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Rabbi Zimmerman has served as the Rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom in Dunwoody for 24 years. He received his BA in sociology from the University of Florida and received his Rabbinical Ordination and MA degree at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. He also pursued studies in Jerusalem at the Hebrew University at Mt Scopus and at Neve Schechter, the Seminary’s campus in Israel.
Rabbi Zimmerman is a past president of the Rabbinical Assembly - Southeast Region. He also served as President of the Atlanta Rabbinical Association, and carried board positions for the Atlanta Jewish Federation, Weber High School, Epstein School and other organizations in the Atlanta Jewish community, including the Medical Ethics Committee of the Weinstein Hospice. He has also served in several leadership capacities in the Atlanta interfaith community and as a chaplain for the City of Atlanta and City of Alpharetta Police Departments .
As a 12th generation Rabbi, Zimmerman has distinguished himself in many aspects of rabbinic service, including the development of a Jewish learning website www.sidduraudio.com as well as playing keyboards and singing in the band “Paz”, bringing modern Israeli music to audiences around the southeast.
Rabbi Zimmerman is married to Linda and they have three children.
A Message From Chaplain Zimmerman
~ "The sages of our Talmud teach that, 'He who saves one life, it is as though he has saved the entire world.' Each human being is likened to an entire world, of infinite value. Therefore, those who work tirelessly to preserve the lives of others and give of themselves to keep our community safe are a uniquely treasured part of our community. And so it is a great privilege to work with the brave officers of the Dunwoody Police Department and to serve our city in order to make it an even greater place to live."