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Meet Our Rabbi

Rabbi Ted Feldman

Rabbi Ted Feldman joined Bínai Israel Jewish Center of Petaluma on August 1, 2005. Rabbi Feldman had served as the Centerís interim rabbi from January 1998 until June 1999. After serving for ten years, he left his position as executive director of Jewish Family and Childrenís Services of the East Bay in April 2005. Prior to that, he was the executive director of the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region. Before coming to California in 1992, he was the campaign director of the South Palm Beach County Jewish Federation in Boca Raton, Florida. In addition to his work in fundraising, Ted was also director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, director of planning, and responsible for the federationís Jewish education efforts in South Palm Beach County. Rabbi Feldman served two synagogues during his extensive career in Columbus, GA (8 years) and Boca Raton, FL ( 6 years)

With a life long commitment to the Jewish and general community, he received his bachelors degree in psychology at Roosevelt University in Chicago and a Master of Arts and ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. After fourteen years in congregational work, Rabbi Feldman entered the community agency system and has now returned to serve our congregation.

Rabbi Ted Feldman brings to our community a broad range of knowledge and experience. He is married to Jirapat ("Ben") and has two children, Aviva and Josh (Stacy), who live on the East coast.

Rabbi Feldman may be reached at 707-765-2937 or rabbi@bnaiisrael.net.