Rabbi David Katz, Interim Rabbi


Rabbi David Katz is serving as the interim rabbi of Temple Beth-El after the retirement of Rabbi Arnie Gluck.

Rabbi Katz was ordained in 1981 and received a Doctor of Divinity degree from Hebrew Union College in 2006. He has served in rabbinical and academic roles for more 40 years, the last 12 as an interim rabbi, most recently at Temple Sinai in Saratoga Springs, Temple Concord in Syracuse, B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany.

He has written numerous articles and is the co-author of “Reading Between the Lines: New Stories from the Bible.” He served on committees that developed Mishkan T’filah, the newest Reform Judaism prayer book, published in 2007 and used widely throughout North America.  Rabbi Katz is one of the pioneer practitioners of the interim rabbi program. Temple Beth-El is his 11th interim posting.

Rabbi Katz is married to Nancy Modlin Katz, an accomplished artist. Her paintings on paper and canvas, and her painted ceramics, have won many juried competitions. The couple has two grown children and a granddaughter.

Rabbi Katz is eager to meet our congregants. You can reach Rabbi Katz at 908-722-0674, ext. 311 or via email.