Rabbi Jonathan Porath

California Connecticut Georgia Illinois Indiana Iowa
Kansas Louisiana Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Nevada
New Jersey New York North Carolina Pennsylvania Virginia Wisconsin


Mosaic Law Congregation, Sacramento [Shabbat scholar in residence]


UJA Federation of Greenwich [lunch and learn adult education]

Congregation Beth El, New London [Shabbat scholar in residence]

Connecticut College Hillel [Federation and synagogue sponsored guest speaker]

Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven—[Community Scholar in Residence and staff training]

Congregations Beth Shalom and Rodfe Zedek, Chester [adult education]

Evergreen Woods [Federation sponsored senior education program]

Beth Tikva, Madison [adult education]

Temple Beth David and Congregation Kol Ami, Cheshire [adult education]

Congregation B'nai Jacob, Woodbridge [adult education rabbi's class]

Ezra Academy, Woodbridge [special presentation to 7th and 8th]

JCC of Greater New Haven [community presentation]

Tower One [Federation sponsored senior education program]

Beth Hillel Synagogue, Bloomfield [Shabbat scholar in residence]


Jewish Federation of Atlanta—Wexner Program Alumni [special program]

The Solomon Schechter School of Atlanta [faculty seminar]

Doris and Alex Weber Jewish Community High School of Atlanta [students and faculty]

Congregation Beth Shalom and Congregation B'nai Torah, Atlanta [adult education]

Congregation Shearith Israel Synagogue and Ahavath Achim Congregation, Atlanta [adult education]


Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago [Jewish Leadership Institute and Federation staff training]

Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, Rock Island [scholar in residence]

Moline Public Library [joint Federation and community program]

Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation, Illinois [scholar in residence]

Sinai Temple of Champaign-Urbana [Federation sponsored program]

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Hillel [Federation sponsored weekend programs]

Jewish Federation of Springfield, Illinois [scholar in residence; Annual Campaign Kickoff Dinner speaker]

Temple Israel [Federation sponsored adult education and Jewish Community Board members]

Temple Brith Sholom [Federation sponsored adult education]

Jewish Federation of Peoria [repeat invitation; Annual Meeting speaker, adult education, new Board Member study]

Peoria Hebrew Day School [students and faculty]

Congregation Agudas Achim, Peoria [repeat invitation as Shabbat scholar in residence]

Bradley University Hillel, Peoria [student and board leadership]

Midwest Region, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Scholar in Residence-Chicago [month-long scholar in residence]

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park [Shabbat scholar in residence]

Chicagoland Jewish High School, Northbrook [students and faculty]

Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah, Wilmette [Shabbat scholar in residence]

Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago [adult education]

Congregation B'nai Tikvah, Deerfield [adult education]

Ohave Sholom Synagogue, Rockford [adult education]

Midwest Region, United Synagogue Mini Course Learning Series [adult education]

Rabbinical Assembly, Chicago Region [guest speaker]

Kehillat Shalom, Skokie [scholar in residence and repeat adult education program]

Congregation Kol Emeth, Skokie [adult education]

Congregation Beth Judea, Long Grove [combined adult education/senior USY program]

Am Yisrael Conservative Congregation of the North Shore, Northfield [adult education]

Jewish Educator's Assembly, Chicago Region [guest speaker]

West Suburban Temple Har Zion, River Forest [adult education]

Congregation Am Echad, Park Forest and B'nai Yehuda Beth Sholom (Reform), Homewood [adult education]

Congregation Beth Shalom, Northbrook [Shabbat scholar in residence]

Ezra-Habonim, The Niles Township Jewish Congregation, Skokie [Shabbat scholar in residence]

North Suburban Jewish Congregation, Morton Grove [adult education]

Chicago Region USY [CHUSY], Abraham Joshua Heschel Society, Chicago [guest speaker]


Sons of Abraham, Lafayette [adult education]


Christian Women’s Bible Group, Bettendorf [Federation sponsored guest speaker from Jerusalem]

Temple Emanuel, Davenport [adult education]

St. Ambrose University [religion class and public lecture with Federation]


Kehilath Israel Synagogue, Overland Park [Shabbat scholar in residence]


North Louisiana Jewish Federation, Shreveport [Annual Meeting speaker]


B’nai Israel Congregation, Rockville [adult education]


Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland [Shabbat scholar in residence]


Temple B'nai Shalom, Benton Harbor [adult education]


Valley Outreach Synagogue/P'nai Tikvah, Las Vegas [Shabbat scholar in residence]

Board of Rabbis of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas [guest speaker]

University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Hillel [guest speaker]

New Jersey

Adath Israel Congregation, Lawrenceville [expanded weekday/Shabbat scholar in residence]

Congregation Ohev Shalom-Marlboro Jewish Center, Marlboro [adult education Kristallnacht programs]

Oheb Shalom Congregation and Congregation Beth El, South Orange [joint Shavuot scholar in residence]

Congregation B’nai Israel, Toms River [Shabbat scholar in residence and teacher’s seminar]

New York

Temple Adath Yeshurun--Syracuse [Scholar in Residence]

Congregation Agudas Israel--Newburgh [Shabbat scholar in residence]

Park Slope, Brooklyn-- Seudah Shlesheet [private special program]

Rabbinical Assembly Convention--NYC [lunch and learn presentation]

North Carolina

Greensboro Jewish Federation-[Community Scholar in Residence and lunch and learn speaker]

Temple Emanuel [adult education]

Beth David Synagogue [adult education]

ESL for Russian Emigrants [special Jewish program]

Temple Emanuel of Winston-Salem [adult education]


Temple Adath Israel, Merion Station [Kristallnacht Memorial Program]

The Collaborative, Philadelphia [a project for engaging those in their 20's and 30's--guest speaker]

Congregation Brith Sholom, Bethlehem [scholar in residence]

Kehilla of Lower Merion, Penn Valley [Global Day of Jewish Learning guest scholar]

Seligman Middle School, Perelman Jewish Day School, Melrose Park [student programming]

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, Bryn Mawr [student programming]

Har Zion Temple, Penn Valley [Shavuot scholar in residence May 2010, month long Scholar in Residence twice: November 2010 and March 2012]

Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Elkins Park [adult education]

Congregation Adath Jeshurun and Beth Sholom Congregation, Elkins Park [Tikun Leil Shavuot]

Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Elkins Park [Shavuot scholar in residence]

Robert Saligman Middle School, Elkins Park [students]

Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, Wynnewood [Shabbat scholar in residence]


Beth Israel Congregation, Roanoke [Shabbat scholar in residence]


Beth Israel Center, Madison [Shabbat scholar in residence]


Hazvi Israel Synagogue ["Hovevai"], Jerusalem [Tishah B'Av speaker]

International Tikkun Olam Conference [with Danny Siegel], Jerusalem [opening speaker]

Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) Advanced Bearing Witness Program, Jerusalem [Shabbat rabbi in residence]

Yad Vashem International School for Holocaust Studies, Paideia [Stockholm] Fellows Seminar, Jerusalem [Shabbat evening guest]

Yad Vashem Seminar lecturer

CONTACT Rabbi Porath at:   jporath1@gmail.com   or 011-972-54-4979589 (in Jerusalem)

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