Rabbi David Adelson, D.Min.

Dean, New York Campus

Contact Information

department: Dean's Office
campus: New York
email: dadelson@huc.edu
phone: (212) 824-2230
extension: 2230

Rabbi David Adelson is Dean of the New York Campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Before coming to HUC-JIR, he served as rabbi of East End Temple in Manhattan for sixteen years. He serves as a spiritual director and is a leader in the Reform Movement’s justice organizing work. He was ordained in 1999 and earned a D.Min. degree in 2016. Rabbi Adelson lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Lynn Harris, and children, Bess and Sam.

“A New, Old Theology,” in Scriptions, https://scriptions.huc.edu/scriptions, 2021.

“Va’et’chanan: Emunah,” in The Mussar Torah Commentary: A Spiritual Path to Living a Meaningful and Ethical Life, ed. Rabbi Barry H. Block. (NY: CCAR Press, 2020), p. 281.

“Personal Reflection: The Difference a Signature Makes,” in The Sacred Encounter: Jewish Perspectives on Sexuality, ed. Rabbi Lisa J. Grushcow, DPhil. (NY: CCAR Press, 2014), p.317.

Prayer Immersion

D.Min., 2016