Born in Brooklyn, New York where he lived until the age of 11 when he moved with his family to Israel.

Following his army service, Rabbi Kaplan studied at Jerusalem‘s Yeshivat HaKotel and completed his Rabbinical degree through the Yad Avi Hayishuv training programme. Rabbi Kaplan’s first placement was in 1989 as a Community Rabbi in Cali, Colombia, where he lived with his young family.  After finishing his post there he returned to Israel to take up the position of Rabbi in Caesaria where he remained until coming to HGSS in 2011.

We welcomed Rabbi Kaplan together with his wife, Freda to Norrice Lea in August 2011 to take up the challenge of serving our community, working towards enhancing the quality of communal life both spiritually and socially.