Rabbi Menachem Creditor

 

Rabbi Menachem Creditor is the rabbi of Congregation Netivot Shalom, in Berkeley, California. He is chair of Bay Area Masorti, a co-founder and facilitator of ShefaNetwork: The Conservative/Masorti Movement Dreaming from Within, co-founder of KeshetRabbis: The Alliance of Gay-Friendly Conservative/Masorti Rabbis, and author of The Tisch, a commentary on Jewish Spirituality. Rabbi Creditor sits on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Assembly, is a member of the Chancellor's Rabbinic Leadership Team at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and is the International Co-Chair of Rabbis for Women of the Wall.

Rabbi Creditor is a popular speaker at synagogues, college campuses, and various Jewish communities around the country and in Israel on questions of Jewish identity, leadership, and spirituality. Rabbi Creditor spreads his creative energy around the world through his ongoing Siddur Project, Siddur Tov Lehodot, and his most recent solo album, “Within” (2011). He was named by Newsweek as one of the “50 Most Influential Rabbis in America” in 2013.

In August 2012, Creditor traveled to Ghana, Africa, with American Jewish World Service, and has since become increasingly vocal on issues such as global slavery and urban gun violence, partnering with national faith-based organizing groups such as the PICO Network.

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