Lawrence Kushner is the Emanu-El Scholar, in-residence at
the Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco, where he devotes his full energies
to teaching and writing. He also serves as Visiting Professor of Jewish
Spirituality at the Graduate Theological University in Berkeley. Prior to this,
he was Rabbi-in-Residence at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
in New York City where he taught spirituality and mysticism and mentored
rabbinic students. He presently continues as an adjunct member of the faculty.
Before that, he served for 28 years as the rabbi of Congregation Beth El in
Sudbury, Massachusetts. Kushner is widely regarded as one of the most creative
religious writers in America and is highly sought after as a lecturer and
teacher. Through his lectures, articles and 15 books (translated into six
languages), he has helped shape the present agenda for per-sonal and institutional
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