A Jewish Approach to Spirituality – Rabbi Daniel Alexander

& University Chapels.

Rabbi Daniel Alexander speaks on the theme of “A Jewish Approach to Spirituality” as part of the monthly lecture series sponsored by EMU’s Center for Interfaith Engagement.   Rabbi Alexander is senior rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville. He received his Rabbinic Ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City in 1979. He directed the Hillel Foundation at the University of Virginia from 1979-1988.

Rabbi Alexander is involved in a wide variety of community activities and projects that cross religious and racial lines, frequently speaking to church groups, college students, area schools, and civic organizations in the region.

He is a past president of the Alliance for Interfaith Ministries [AIM], has served on the Executive Board of the Interfaith Movement for People in Congregations Acting Together [IMPACT], and encourages Congregation Beth Israel’s commitment to causes of social justice in Charlottesville and beyond. In addition to his service on various local boards, he has taught as Adjunct Lecturer in the Religion Department of the University of Virginia. He has published several articles in The Reform Jewish Quarterly [formerly CCAR Journal], most recently “The Rabbi as Ish Toeh Basadeh (The Man Wandering in the Field)” in the Winter 2011 volume.

In May, 2002, Rabbi Alexander earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC and in March of 2004, he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree by Hebrew Union College.

A native of New Jersey, Rabbi Alexander and his wife, Dela have lived in Charlottesville for 30 years. They have 2 grown children, one an Equine Veterinarian and one a doctoral student in business.

For more info contact: Center for Interfaith Engagement, 540-432-4674 or email interfaith@emu.edu