Rabbi Adam M. Allenberg received his B.A. in Philosophy and Modern Hebrew at the University of Wisconsin, with one year of study at the Hebrew University. He received his M.A. in Hebrew Letters, M.A. in Jewish Education, and rabbinical ordination from HUC-JIR.
Following ordination, Adam joined Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, CA, to serve as Rabbi and Program Director. There, he directed the Roots Collective, a Jewish young adults program focused on Silicon Valley’s growing population. In 2009, Adam was engaged as the Director of Congregational Learning at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, TX. From religious school program renovations to Temple’s participation in the URJ’s Campaign for Youth Engagement, Adam’s time at Temple Emanu-El was marked with conscientious programmatic and cultural change in all of its learning environments.
In 2014 Adam joined the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at HUC-JIR, traveling around the country teaching, coaching, and seeking out emerging and existing leaders to pursue careers serving the Jewish community. He was promoted to Senior Director and joined the President’s Cabinet in 2019.
Throughout his career, Adam has been committed to Jewish summer camp, visiting over a dozen camps over his career and, most recently, as an educator for the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Cornerstone Fellowship Conference. An involved teacher and learner in the Jewish sustainability community, Adam has previously served as the Faculty Dean of the Eco-Village/Kibbutz Machar program at Greene Family Camp, a lay leader in Hazon’s Food work, and on the board of Netiya, an LA-based interfaith organization committed to helping houses of faith convert unused and underused land to grow organic food.
Adam lives with his wife and children in Santa Monica, CA.