CLGS is proud to welcome Rabbi Yoel Kahn as our Interim Coordinator of the CLGS Jewish Roundtable.  Welcome, Yoel!

Rabbi Yoel Kahn (Credit Shoey Sindel)

A Bay Area native, Rabbi Yoel Kahn graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, in 1985. He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. He served as Rabbi of Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, San Francisco’s GLBT outreach synagogue, from 1985 to 1996, and recently retired as Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth El in Berkeley. He has spoken and published widely about liberal Jewish decision-making, Judaism and sexuality, homosexuality, and the history of Jewish liturgy. His research on the prayer book was published as The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Identity and Community in Jewish Liturgy by Oxford University Press in 2011.