Darren Kleinberg is an ordained rabbi (YCT) and holds a Ph.D in Religious Studies (ASU), where he explored the intersection of sociology and theology through the prism of American Jewish identity.
He is currently serving in his seventh year as Head of School at Kehillah Jewish High School, in Palo Alto, CA, and is a Visiting Scholar with the Concentration in Education and Jewish Studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Darren teaches and writes about the cultivation of wisdom and is the author of Hybrid Judaism: Irving Greenberg, Encounter, and the Changing Nature of American Jewish Identity.
“For and Against: A Consideration of David Hartman and Jonathan Sacks in Relation to Irving Greenberg.” A Torah Giant: The Intellectual Legacy of Rabbi Dr. Irving (Yitz) Greenberg. Ktav/Urim, 2018
“Orthodox Women (Non-)Rabbis.” The Sacred Calling: Forty Years of Women in the Rabbinate. CCAR Press, 2016.
“Reform Judaism and the Jewish ‘Social Gospel.’” CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly. Fall, 2009: 150-165.
“Getting Pluralism Back on Track: Conversion and the Challenge of Jewish Peoplehood.” Judaism: A Quarterly Journal of Jewish Life and Thought. Fall-Winter, 2006: 84-96.
Rabbi Darren Kleinberg, Ph.D will be joining us at Community Synagogue of Rye as our Scholar-in-Residence. His presentation will explore prophetic Judaism.
November 15 - 6:30 pm
Friday Night Shabbat Services - Re-Committing Ourselves to the Abrahamic Revolution
2,500 years after the Torah was completed, we are living at a time when its lessons are as relevant as ever. The Akeidah/The Binding of Isaac once again offers us a sacred invitation to choose the covenantal path.
Friday Night Shabbat Dinner - This Moment in Jewish History
Three generations after the end of the Second World War and the establishment of the State of Israel, we will consider the meaning - and the potential - of this moment Jewish history.
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November 16 - 8:45 am
Saturday Morning Shabbat Torah Study - Becoming Abraham
Abraham represents the starting point of the Jewish story. What surprising things does the Torah tell us about him and how can we learn from his example as we navigate our way through 21st century American Jewish life?
Saturday Morning Shabbat Brunch-n-learn: Jewish Wisdom: The Direct Path
The Principle Chapters (Pirkei Avot) is the foundational wisdom text of the Mishnah, and all of rabbinic Judaism. In this session we will consider the sections dealing with the cultivation of wisdom and their meaning for our lives.
November 17 - 10:00 am
Sunday Morning @ Wainwright House: Hineini/I Am Here: A Jewish Roadmap for A Spiritual Life
In this session, Rabbi Kleinberg will draw on biblical, rabbinic, and mystical Jewish themes, as well as his own personal experiences as a seeker, to describe the Jewish roadmap for a spiritual life. No prior knowledge of Judaism is required to participate.