Rabbi Solomon Schiff

After the first sermon I ever gave as a rabbi, a little old lady said to me, “Rabbi, your sermons are beautiful. You should have them published,” to which I responded, “Maybe they will be published posthumously.” The woman replied, “Oh, I hope it will be real soon."

Available December 1st

Published by Chai Books

Price: $15.00

Trade Paperback

ISBN: 978-1466498907

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Career Highlights and Awards


  • BA Political Science, Brooklyn College
  • MA Counseling, University of Miami
  • Doctor of Pastoral Counseling, Hebrew Theological College, Skokie, Illinois
  • Ordained by Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, Mesifta Tifereth Jerusalem Rabbinical Seminary
  • Chaplaincy certification, Chaplaincy Commission of the New York Board of Rabbis
  • Executive Committee, North American Boards of Rabbis (NABOR)
  • Member, Rabbinical Council of America
  • Executive Committee, National Rabbinic Cabinet, United Jewish Communities
  • Past President, National Association of Jewish Chaplains
  • Chairman, Clergy Dialogue Group, National Conference for Community and Justice


  • Papal Medal from Pope Benedict XVI for outstanding interfaith service
  • Israel Redemption Award by the State of Israel
  • B’nai Avraham Award by the American Jewish Committee
  • Rambam Award by Amit Women
  • Silver Medallion Award by the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews
  • Lifetime Achievement award, Brooklyn College
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Miami Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged
  • Trailblazer’s Award, Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board
  • Defender of Democracy Award, People for the American Way
  • Director, Greater Miami Jewish Federation's Community Chaplaincy Service
  • Executive Vice President, Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami
  • Chair, Greater Miami Jewish Federation Holocaust Memorial Board
  • Founding member, Vice-Chair, Dade County Homeless Trust
  • President, Interfaith Workers Justice
  • Past chairman, Board of License of the Central Agency for Jewish Education
  • Past President, Florida Chaplains Association, South Florida Chaplains Association
  • Chairman, Hospice Advisory Council
  • Chairman, Advisory Council, Florida Department of Corrections
  • Chairman, Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board (CRB)
  • Member, Florida Governor’s Commission on Aging with Dignity
  • Past chairman, Friends of PULSE (People United to Lead the Struggle for Equality)
  • Chairman, Dade County Religious Leaders Coalition
  • Member, Fair Campaign Practices Committee
  • Bio Ethics Committee, Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Board of Directors, Miami Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged
  • Board of Directors, Hospice at the Miami Jewish Home and Hospital for the Age
  • Executive Committee, Miami Coalition for a Drug Free Community
  • Chairman, City of Miami Beach Disabilities Access Committee for the Handicapped
  • Member, State of Florida Task Force on the Homeless
  • Member, State of Florida Faith Based Initiative Advisory Board
  • Member, University of Florida Hillel Foundation Board