Seekers of Meaning 9/9/2022: Rabbi Larry Kotok and Rev. Rick McCall discuss theology in challenging times

On this week’s episode of the Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast, Rabbi Larry Kotok and Rev. Rick McCall discuss the relevance of theology in challenging times.

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About the Guests

Rabbi Laurence Kotok

Rabbi Laurence A. Kotok, DD, is Temple B’rith Kodesh’s Rabbinic Scholar and Senior Advisor for Lifelong Jewish Learning. In 2014, Rabbi Kotok retired from his post as Senior Rabbi. He served the community for 18 years. Prior to arriving in Rochester in the summer of 1996, Rabbi Kotok served the North Country Reform Temple Ner Tamid of Glen Cove for 22 years. He expresses a love for the People and Land of Israel and has served as National Chair of the ARZA Rabbinic Cabinet. Additional involvement includes the Board of the Jewish Child Care Association, both the New York and National UJA/Federation. His long-standing involvement with interfaith understanding has been recognized by numerous local and national associations. His founding of the Rochester Kollel, a groundbreaking community-wide adult study program, continues to inform, enlighten and enrich Jews and non-Jews in the Rochester area. Rabbi Kotok currently serves on the faculty at the Florida wide Catholic Seminary.


The Rev. Richard McCall, Ph.D.

Rev. Rick McCall retired as the William Reed Huntington Chair of Historical Theology and Liturgy and Provost of St. John’s Chapel, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA.

He is the author of Do This: Liturgy as Performance, University of Notre Dame Press.

Previously, Rick served as dean of the Chapel and Instructor in Liturgics, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA; Rector, St. Paul’s, Glen Cove, NY; and Canon Residentiary, Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, NY.

He holds a Ph.D. in Liturgics, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA.

Canon Residentiary, Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, NY

Lives in Bloomington, Indiana with wife Terry.

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