Rabbi Robert Tabak

Robert P. Tabak is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (’77).  He received his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a PhD in history from Temple University. Rabbi Tabak studied in Israel for two years. He served as a staff chaplain at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.    He served as a congregational rabbi, as associate director of the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia, and as an adjunct college instructor. His articles and reviews have appeared in the Encyclopaedia Judaica, American  Jewish History, and the American Jewish Archives Journal, which published his recent article, “American Jewish Students in Israel, 1967–1973: A Memoir and Exploration,”  https://sites.americanjewisharchives.org/publications/journal/PDF/2022_74_01_02_tabak.pdf. He edits the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association newsletter, RRA Connection.  He lives in Philadelphia where he is active in interfaith relations. During the summer of 2023 he participated in a program for North American rabbis at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.


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