Adam Greenwald, Rabbi

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Adam Greenwald, Rabbi

Director, Miller Introduction to Judaism Program

Phone: 310-440-1273


Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, MA and Ordination, 2011
University of California, Los Angeles, BA (History), 2002


Rabbi Adam Greenwald is the Director of the Louis & Judith Miller Introduction to Judaism Program at American Jewish University, the largest preparatory program for those considering conversion to Judaism in North America. He also serves as an Lecturer in Education in the AJU's Graduate School of Education. In 2014, Rabbi Greenwald was named one of "America's Most Inspiring Rabbis" by the Jewish Daily Forward.

Rabbi Greenwald previously served as Revson Rabbinic Fellow at IKAR, a Los Angeles congregation often recognized as one of today's most innovative spiritual communities. Prior to ordination, he spent two years as Rabbinic Intern at Congregation B'nai Israel in Tustin, CA and four years creating and leading experiential educational programming for the PANIM Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values in Washington DC.

Rabbi Greenwald is committed to interfaith work, serving on the Los Angeles Archdiocese's Priest-Rabbi Dialogue and was selected as a delegate to the Nathan Cummings Foundation's "Faith in America 2030" summit. Additionally, he has served as a Community Organizing Resident with Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice and as a "Kol Tzedek (Voice of Justice)" Fellow with American Jewish World Service. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, and he is a contributor to Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas' "S-Blog", the Ziegler School's "Today's Torah", and "Jewish Values Online."

Rabbi Greenwald is a graduate of UCLA with a B.A. in History and received his Master's Degree and Rabbinic Ordination at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in 2011.

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