Rabbi Mendel L. Abrams was born in the wild, snow-covered north country of Minnesota a number of decades ago. He found early in life that the snow and cold of Minneapolis were not for him. Ergo, he migrated after receiving his undergraduate degree to the "civilized" canyons of Manhattan to complete his education. While residing in Gotham, he met and married Lila.
Upon ordination, the U.S. Army "requested" his presence, and he spent the next two years saluting and memorizing Army regulations. Following his separation from service, he became the rabbi at Am Echod in Waukegan, Illinois, where his most famous congregant was comedian Jack Benny. After four and a half years on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Abrams family (now numbering 5) moved to Youngstown, Ohio, where he spent two and a half years as Rabbi of Anshe Emet Congregation, before alighting finally here at Beth Torah in 1971.
Rabbi's Resume details his credentials. Rabbi Abrams treats patients both through the Washington Pastoral Counseling Service and through private consultation.