Inspired by his father Rabbi Samuel M. Silver
Curriculum Vitae of Rabbi Barry Silver, Esq.
Rabbi Barry serves Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor since 1996, emulating his father, Rabbi Sam Silver’s devotion to interfaith harmony, rational Judaism and social action. Barry performs Jewish and interfaith weddings, life cycle events, lectures, debates, discusses current events, is an op-ed writer for the Jewish Journal and is a motivational speaker.
Rabbi Barry practices in the areas of civil rights, constitutional rights, abortion rights, public interest, environmental, and personal injury law. He successfully represented the National Organization for Women in a landmark case in which he obtained a permanent injunction against Operation Rescue in protection of abortion clinics. For his efforts, he was named Feminist of the Year by Broward NOW.
Rabbi Barry successfully defended a former marine’s right to fly the flag at his home, helped Native Americans save a sacred site from bulldozers in Miami, successfully sued a phony psychic and the City of Delray Beach for conspiracy to defraud, protected citrus trees from the State’s eradication program, sues the police for wantonly shooting dogs, helped keep Scripps off of Mecca Farms, blocked anti-abortion legislation from taking effect and has handled many other public interest cases.
Former Florida Legislator
Rabbi Barry served from 1996 to 1998 in the Florida House of Representatives and was named “Most Effective Environmental Legislator” by the Sierra Club and “Consumer Champion” by Florida’s largest consumer group. Since 1990, Barry has been included in Who’s Who of American Law for significant contributions to the betterment of society.
Rabbi Barry founded the Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition and Interfaith Justice League and organizes interfaith rallies, demonstrations and legal efforts on behalf of the environment, civil rights, animal rights, Israel, Native Americans, the homeless and many other issues. He is a current leader of the resistance.
Rabbi Barry has appeared on MSNBC, FOX News, Hannity & Colmes, CNN, 48 Hours, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and other national and local media.
Rabbi Barry sings his original parodies about politics, social issues and current events.
Rabbi Barry Silver serves Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor and conducts spiritual Shabbat celebrations on Friday night at 7:30 in Boynton Beach where Jewish outreach prevails, reason is cherished, interfaith fellowship unites, and life cycle events are available to all.
Family Rabbi Barry is married to Francine and has two children, Ari and Brandon. He speaks Spanish and French and plays chess, tennis, basketball, frisbee and other sports