923 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403

Rabbis, Reverends & Cantors of B’nai Zion

1887-1891 Rev. J. Friedman
1892-1894 Rev. I. Kolintz
1894-1895 Rev. M. M. Sechinskey
1895-1897 Rev I. Friedland
1897-1900 Rev. Abel Levitt
1900-1902 Rev. Kramer
1902-1905 Rev. Herschel Contor
1906-1909 Rev. Efraim Mennen
1909-1911 Rev. I. Block
1911-1912 Rev. Eliezer London
1912-1914 Rev. Morris Miller
1915-1919 Rev. Lazarus Schulsinger
1916-1918 Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Zaiman*
1918-1919 Rabbi Abraham Burstein
1919-1943 Rev. Issac Maisel
1943-1947 Rabbi Israel Gerstein
1947-1956 Rabbi Aaron Walden
1956-1960 Rabbi Harris Swift
1960-1961 Rabbi Louis Lederman
1961-1966 Rabbi Joseph Renov
1965-1987 Cantor Louis Rothman
1966-1969 Rabbi Samuel April
1970-1970 Rabbi Harold Markman
1974-1979 Rabbi Moshe Frankel
1979-1992 Rabbi Richard Sherwin
1992-2006 Rabbi Josef A. Davidson
1998-2006 Cantor Neil Schwartz
2006-2008 Rabbi Meir Goldstein
2010-2012 Rabbi David Cantor
2012-now Rabbi Susan Tendler

*In the years around 1918, there appear to have been several rabbis who served B’nai Zion for very short terms.  Rabbi Zaiman does not appear on any of the lists of Rabbis from which this master list was compiled, but his family contacted B’nai Zion with evidence that he was one of the rabbis in that time period.

Office Hours

B’nai Zion Congregation
923 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(enter parking lot from Oak Street)

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Please call ahead to confirm someone will be in the office when you arrive!


Rabbi Samuel Rotenberg: rabbirotenberg@bzcongregation.com

Autumn Clark, Office Manager: office@bzcongregation.com

Phone: 423.894.8900

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Weekly Services

Wednesday Minyan

Friday Kabbalat Shabbat

Shabbat Morning
9:45 am

See our Worship & Events page for all up to date services!