Samuel K. Joseph
Rabbi Samuel K. Joseph, Ph.D. is Eleanor Sinsheimer Distinguished Service Professor of Jewish Education and Leadership Development at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, where he teaches in the rabbinical school. His special interest is how Jewish institutions and organizations, from schools to synagogues to national groups, can be most excellent as they seek to fulfill their mission and vision. Toward this end, Rabbi Joseph works with such groups throughout the world. Most recently he taught at the first rabbinical seminary in Germany since the Holocaust, the Abraham Geiger College in Berlin as the Jacobs Fellow. In past years he worked with the Jewish community in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Argentina. He is the founding rabbi of the liberal congregation in Hong Kong. Rabbi Joseph consults with rabbis, educators, administrators, communal leaders and lay leaders, supporting them as they lead their institutions and organizations. He is the author of four books and more than fifty articles in the area of education and leadership.
- Ordained, HUC-JIR (1976)
- Ph.D., Clayton University (1981)
- Effective and Successful Synagogue Leadership
- How to Survive and manage Synagogue Change
- Team Building for Professional Staff..alone, or with Lay Leaders?
- How to be a Jewish Teacher: An Invitation to make a Difference (A teacher in-service program)
- A Rabbi in Asia: Encounter with the Jews of China
In the News
- Leading with a Jewish Heart: Text Study and Good Leadership Practices for Congregational Leaders (in press)
- Portraits of Schooling: A survey and an Analysis of Supplementary Schooling in Congregations, UAHC Press, 1998 (order online from UAHC
- How to be a Jewish Teacher: An Invitation to Make a Difference, Tarah Aura Prod., 1988 (
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