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Our Rabbi

Rabbi Lawrence Pinsker, a native of Chicago, Illinois, was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Previously he has served pulpits in communities including Niagara Falls (New York), Chicago, San Antonio, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Baltimore City. He is the founding rabbi of the West End Syna­gogue in New York City.

Rabbi Pinsker has been a member of the Rabbinical Assembly, the international association of Conservative rabbis, since1980. He holds degrees from Antioch College and Temple Univer­sity in Philo­sophy and Religion as well as two degrees of Doctor of Divinity honoris causa for service to the Jewish community from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and the Jewish Theological Seminary.

He has taught courses in Jewish philosophy and spirituality, medical ethics, and biblical history in university programs and middle school and high school settings. A career-long advocate of inter-religious dialogue, he frequently joins other faith-community leaders in advocating mutual understanding, respect, and shared commitment to social justice.

Fri, May 27 2022 26 Iyyar 5782