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Jonathan Philo Kendall, American Rabbi. Avocations: golf, sailing. M C.


Kendall, Jonathan Philo was born on July 31, 1946 in Youngstown, Ohio, United States. Son of Milton and Ann (Philo) Kendall.


Bachelor in Philosophy and Linguistics, Ohio State University, 1968;Master of Arts, University of California Santa Barbara, 1986.


Assistant rabbi, Temple Solael, West Hills, California, 1974-1976;associate rabbi, Temple Israel of Hollywood, Los Angeles, 1976-1979;rabbi, Congregation B'nai Brith, Santa Barbara, California, 1979-1989;senior rabbi, Temple Beth Am, Miami, Florida, 1989-1995;rabbi, Temple Beit Hayam, Stuart, Florida, since 1995. Member of national rabbinic cabinet United Jewish Appeal, since 1983, chair westernregion, 1985-1989, board western region campaign cabinet, 1985-1989, chairWest Coast Gesher Missions, 1986, 87, 88. Regional chair Rabbinic Network for Ethiopian Jews, 1986-1989.

Board Santa Barbara Jewish Federation, 1980-1989. Chair Jewish Community Rels. Council Santa Barbara, 1985-1989.

Creator Jewish Family Svc., Santa Barbara, 1986. Member board South Dade Federation, since 1990. Member Synagogue Federation Task Force, since 1991.

Lecturer religious studies department University of California, Santa Barbara, 1982-1984, 87.


  • Avocations: golf, sailing. M C.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Secretary Hospice of Santa Barbara, 1981-1983. Member board St. Vincent's School, 1981-1989. Founder Santa Barbara Interfaith Council Peace, 1983-1989, Interfaith Coalition for Homeless, 1984-1989, Transistion House, 1986.

Allocations chair United Way of Santa Barbara, 1986-1989. Chair Santa Barbara County Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1987-1989. Member board Dade County Health and Rehabilitation Superior vena cava syndrome, 1992, Task Force for Prevention Child Abuse andNeglect, since 1992, District Juvenile Justice, 1992, Dade County Coalition on Aging, since 1990.

Member Miami Board Rabbis, Control Conference American Rabbis, Palm Beach Board Rabbis.


  • Other Interests

    Golf, sailing.


Children: Jessica, Rebecca.

Milton Kendall

Ann (Philo) Kendall

Jessica Kendall

Rebecca Kendall