Rabbi Jonah C. Steinberg, Ph.D.
Executive Director & Harvard Chaplain
Born in Canada and raised in downtown Toronto and in Vienna, Austria, Jonah received his B.A. at Brown University, and his M.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D. degrees at Columbia University. He served as Visiting Instructor of Talmud and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, taught at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies of the American Jewish University, and headed the program in Rabbinic Literature and Civilization at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College before becoming Associate Dean of the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College. Jonah has received the New Scholar Award from Harvard's Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion and has published articles exploring rabbinic sources and traditions and ways in which this legacy can inspire us today. See Rabbi Jonah's blessing at Harvard's 363rd Commencement Exercises, and read Rabbi Jonah's blog on the weekly Torah portion.