Academy for Jewish Religion, California - Clergy & Alumni Association


Position: Rabbi

PhD Anatomy, UCLA, on faculty for several years
Medical School UCLA
Anesthesiology Residency UCLA
worked 26 years as anesthesiologist

Various administrative positions/committees at
Hospitalcan lead services–shacharit, mincha-Ma’ariv; can incorporate musical instruments into services;
can leyn Torah, regular trope and High Holiday trope
experienced giggling sermons/drashot; can incorporate science and medicine into sermons and drashot; has done costumed sermons: Abraham, Moses, Noah

Experience leading Tot Shabbot can incorporate music and puppets into services
two summers as music director, song leader, and counselor at camp for diabetic children
plays several musical instruments: piano, guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukelele,tuba, accordion, percussion, others;
has recorded two cd’s, one jazz piano, one children’s songs; cd’s are in final stages of editing
has done bar/bat Mitzvah tutoring
has taught adult B’nai Mitzvah classes


  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutoring
  • Conversion Classes
  • Funerals, Memorial Services & Unveilings
  • Public Speaking
  • Teaching/Education
  • Visiting the Sick/Bikkur Cholim
  • Vocal/Instrumental Performance
  • Writing/Editing


Other Specializations:
Board Certified Anesthesiologist
Licensed Physician/Surgeon, State of California


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