Rabbi Sidlofsky knew at the age of 14 that he wanted to be a rabbi. A product of the Reform movement and Jewish camping, he met rabbis whom he admired for their skill and dedication, but also for their ability to be real people who wore casual clothes, played sports and told jokes. To this day, Rabbi Sidlofsky strives to create a rabbinate where he is both respected and approachable. He sees the rabbi primarily as a teacher in all aspects of congregational life. Building a sense of trust and communication among all people is a top priority, as it lays the groundwork for a successful partnership between a rabbi and his or her congregation and community. Prior to moving to Wilmington, Rabbi Sidlofsky served in a variety of rabbinic and education positions in congregations and Day Schools in the United States and Canada, and comes most recently from Washington Hebrew Congregation, in Washington, DC. Rabbi Sidlofsky was ordained in 1988 from the Leo Baeck College in London. He received an M.A. in Jewish Education and Doctor of Jewish Religious education, Honoris Causa, from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Rhea Hirsch School of Education in Los Angeles; a Masters of Educational Administration from the University of Toronto; and was given the title Fellow of Leo Baeck College, London. Rabbi Sidlofsky is married to Wendy and they have a son, Ben.