I was raised in New Jersey and Minnesota, going to college at the University of Michigan and receiving my rabbinic ordination as a Reform Rabbi in 1983. I served as a congregational rabbi 5 years in Wausau, Wisconsin and 32 years in Pittsburgh PA. I am a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and a Rabbinic Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. I have created bridges between the Jewish community and Christians, Blacks, Muslims and Hindus. I was recently appointed Lecturer in Jewish Studies at St. Vincent's College in Latrobe, PA. I continue to live in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood where the 10/27 attack on the Tree of Life complex took place. I am married, with 3 sons, a daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren. I am now the Emeritus Rabbi of Temple Sinai, where I served as Senior Rabbi since 1988.