Charles A. Kroloff - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Charles A. Kroloff, Rabbi, M.A

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Contact Information

(212) 824-2214
FAX: (908) 233-5018
Vice President for Special Projects, Adjunct instructor

HUC-JIR/New York

Rabbinical Program, New York

Rabbi Kroloff served as Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El of Westfield, NJ, for 36 years.  He and his wife, Terry Kroloff, PhD, reside in Westfield and New York City. On his retirement, the new educational wing of the Temple was named The Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff Center for Jewish Learning. He is the past president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the largest rabbinic organization in the world. He is a co-sponsor of Temple Emanu-El’s “I Have A Dream” program in Plainfield (NJ) and past president of the Westfield Foundation.  Rabbi Kroloff provides consulting services to synagogues, is a mentor to many rabbinic colleagues, and officiates at rabbinic life cycle ceremonies. He also holds certification as a marital therapist.

Rabbi Kroloff earned his B.A. magna cum laude at Yale University and rabbinic ordination at HUC-JIR. Cincinnati. Before coming to Westfield, he was Assistant Rabbi at Temple Israel, Boston, and Rabbi of Community Reform Temple, Westbury, NY. A past president of ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America, he has served on the governing boards of the Jewish Agency, HUC-JIR, and the Union for Reform Judaism. He was a founder of the Interfaith Council for the Homeless of Union County (now Family Promise) and, following retirement, Interim Rabbi at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, New York City.  Rabbi Kroloff and his wife are the parents of Micah, Noah, and Sarah, and the grandparents of Adam, Arielle, Jonathan, Aaron, Max, Ella, and Ben.

Selected Publications and Edited Works

When Elijah Knocks, A Religious Response to Homelessness, Behrman House.

54 Ways You Can Help the Homeless, Macmillan.

Reform Judaism: A Jewish Way of Life, Ktav.

"Unity Within Diversity", Tanu Rabbanan: Our Rabbis Taught, Central Conference of American Rabbis

Public Lecture Topics
Future of the American Synagogue