The guest this week on the Seekers of Meaning Podcast is Rabbi Paul Steinberg, author of Spiritual Growth: A Contemporary Jewish Approach.
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About the Guest
Paul Steinberg is a rabbi and nationally recognized transformative educator. Rabbi Steinberg previously served as a principal of a Jewish day school in Dallas, Texas, the Senior Educator at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California, and the Community Rabbi of Beit T’Shuvah in Los Angeles. While in these positions, he simultaneously served on local and national boards, as well as taught Jewish philosophy in the Graduate School of Education at American Jewish University. Rabbi Steinberg himself holds two Bachelor’s degrees, three post-graduate degrees, and is currently completing his doctorate in education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has published many articles on Jewish thought and education, as well as six books including Study Guide to Jewish Ethics (JPS, 2003); Recovery, the 12 Steps and Jewish Spirituality: Reclaiming Hope, Courage and Wholeness (Jewish Lights, 2014) and the three-volume series Celebrating the Jewish Year (JPS, 2009) which earned the National Jewish Book Award. His most recent book, Spiritual Growth: A Contemporary Jewish Approach (TerraNova, 2019) represents an accessible approach to dealing with the challenges of the day through Jewish spiritual ideals and practice.
Rabbi Steinberg is a native of Tucson, Arizona and is the father of three daughters: Rina, Nili, and Liora.
Rabbi Richard F. Address, D.Min, is the Founder and Director of www.jewishsacredaging.com. Rabbi Address served for over three decades on staff of the Union for Reform Judaism; first as a Regional Director and then, beginning in 1997, as Founder and Director of the URJ’s Department of Jewish Family Concerns and served as a specialist and consultant for the North American Reform Movement in the areas of family related programming. Rabbi Address was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1972 and began his rabbinic career in Los Angeles congregations. He also served as a part time rabbi for Beth Hillel in Carmel, NJ while regional director and, after his URJ tenure, served as senior rabbi of Congregation M’kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, NJ from 2011-2014.