I am proud to serve as the senior rabbi of Temple Beth El of Boca Raton, the congregation where I began my career in 1996.
In the synagogue, I am committed to creating energizing and compelling opportunities to celebrate Shabbat and holy days that stimualte the mind and rejuvenat the spirit. I am passionate for Torah study and learning, and I seek to engage the members of my community, the young and not-so-young, to explore Jewish texts and traditions with me to better understand how Torah continues to reveal paths to a purposeful and holy life in the world in which we live today. I seek to inspire members of our congregation to reach out in love and compassion to those in our community who need an understanding ear to listen and the firm embrace of a helping hand. I am a passionate Zionist and work actively to connect our community to the land and people of Israel.
I am proud to serve the larger Reform Jewish world and our local Jewish Community. I am honored to have served as the President of the Southeast Region of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, as a member of the President’s Rabbinic Council of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, and on the budget committee of the CCAR. In addition, I am proud to have served as a mentor with the Clergy Leadership Incubator through CLAL, the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, the CCAR, and the Wexner Foundation. Previously, I served as a member of the Reform Movement’s Think Tank, a group seeking to create a visioning process for the future of Reform Judaism. Locally, I have served on the board of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, and as a board member of the Rales Jewish Family Service.
I recently completed my studies with the sixth cohort of the Rabbinic Leadership Initiative of the Shalom Hartman Institute. I studied at the Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York campuses of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, and received my rabbinic ordination in 1996. An alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship. I graduated from Colgate University with a degree in Philosophy and Religion in 1991, and also studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. My wife Aimee and I are the parents of three children, Ari, Meredith, and Eliana.