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Rabbi Marc S. Jagolinzer, a native of Providence, is currently beginning his 35th year as the spiritual leader of Temple Shalom and is also the principal of the Samuel Zilman Bazarsky Religious School. In addition to serving the congregation, he has taught in the Department of Languages at the University of Rhode Island and teaches in the Department of Religious Studies at Salve Regina University. He is also the Jewish Chaplain for both Johnson & Wales and Roger Williams Universities.
Currently the President of the Aquidneck Island Clergy Association and Interfaith Rhode Island and past chairman of the interfaith committee of the National Conference for Community and Justice, Rabbi Jagolinzer serves as a member of the Child Protection Advisory Board of the Diocese of Providence. He writes a religion column for The Newport Daily News, and is a member of the Miriam Hospital Ethics Committee.
Rabbi Jagolinzer is a past President of The Rhode Island Board of Rabbis, past Chair of the Principals Council and a former board member of The Bureau of Jewish Education of Rhode Island. He is also a past Secretary of the Newport Hospital Board of Trustees and a past Chair of the Hospital's Ethics Committee, of which he is still an active member. He is a Past President of The Chaplaincy Center. For many years, he was the Chaplain for the Middletown Police Department.
Rabbi Jagolinzer was the first rabbi to preach from the high pulpit in Trinity Episcopal Church in its 270-year history.
Numerous awards have been presented to Rabbi Jagolinzer from groups including the NAACP, the United States Navy, the National Conference for Community and Justice, the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island, and he bureau of Jewish Education.
Rabbi Jagolinzer, the father of three children, and grandfather of one, lives with his wife Barbara in Portsmouth, RI.