EducationDoctorate Ceremony

  • DD honoris causa Jewish Theological Seminary
  • MA – Rabbinic Lit. & Ordained Rabbi: Jewish Theological Seminary
  • B. Lit. Jewish Studies:  University of Judaism
  • BA Social Psychology:  Florida Atlantic University


  • Certified Fundraising Executive: Certificate from Boston University in all manner of fundraising for non-profit organizations
  • Teaching Certificate in Jewish Meditation: Certified by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality to lead classes in Jewish meditation and Meditation/Chanting service
  • Pastoral Crisis Counseling Levels I and II: Certified to assist police and rescue workers in counseling victims of disaster or trauma
  • Communal Kosher Supervision: Approved to provide rabbinic supervision of kashrut in meat markets, bakeries and grocery stores
  • Institutional Management: Trained in supervision of staff, budget and strategic planning for non-profit organizations
  • Substance Abuse Pastoral Care Certification: Trained to identify and care for those with alcohol or chemical dependencies
  • Pastoral Cancer Residency: Colloquium for clergy to learn care for cancer patients and their families during treatment  and recovery

Continuing Education

  • Executive Leadership for Nonprofit Jewish Organizations: Latest information on running a non-profit organization in relationship to budget, grant writing and fundraising
  • Conservative Yeshiva  Summer Program, Jerusalem, Israel;  Intesive study of Bible and Rabbinic texts
  • Shalom Hartman Rabbinic Institute, Jerusalem; Interdenominational  study with top ranked Israeli scholars
  • Jewish Family Education Seminars: Special seminars in Jewish family education sponsored by the Whizen Institute of the American Jewish University
  • Rabbinic Training Institute (RTI): Jewish Theological Seminary sponsored intensive program of rabbinic training with a focus on study, leadership skills and overcoming challenges