On the July 29 Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast, Rabbi Address chats with Rabbi Marc Katz, associate rabbi at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, who is the author of an essay in the book The Sacred Encounter: Jewish Perspectives on Sexuality, entitled, “The Kavanah of the Bedroom: Sex and Intention in Jewish Law.”
Marc Katz – Associate Rabbi, Congregation Beth Elohim
Originally from Barrington RI, Marc received a B.A. from Tufts University in 2006. At Tufts, he studied Comparative Religion while serving as the captain of his college swim team. Before entering rabbinical school, Marc worked as a Legislative Assistant for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism lobbying for environmental protection and health care reform on behalf of the Reform movement.
After returning from his first year of rabbinical school at the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, Marc has grown to love working at CBE first as a religious school teacher and then, starting in the fall of 2009, as Revson Rabbinic Intern. Over the past three years, Marc has taught in the academy program, run a weekly introduction to Judaism class, studied Torah with our adult Chevre Torah group, and served as program director for Brooklyn Jews, CBE’s outreach program to young professionals. He lives in Park Slope and can often be found running in Prospect Park, shopping at the Park Slope Food Co-op (when he’s not suspended), and eating at the host of Thai restaurants in the neighborhood.