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Jonathan Victor Plaut, American rabbi. Ordained rabbi, 1970. Honoree Jewish National Fund, 1985.

Background

Plaut, Jonathan Victor was born on October 7, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of W. Gunther and Elizabeth (Strauss) Plaut.

Education

Bachelor, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1964. Postgraduate, Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem, 1968. Biodiversity Heritage Library, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, 1968.

Master of Arts, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, 1970. Doctor of Humane Letters, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, 1977. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, 1995.

Doctor of Laws, Assumption University, Windsor, Ontario, 2009.

Career

Rabbi Congregation Beth-El, Windsor, Canada, 1970-1984. Senior rabbi Temple Emanu-El, San Jose, California, 1985-1993. Director community outreach and involvement Jewish Federal of Metropolitan Detroit, 1993-1995.

President JVP Fund Raising Consultant, Inc., Farmington Hills, Michigan, since 1994. Lecturer Assumption College School, 1972-1984, St. Clair College, 1982-1984, University Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 1984. Adjunct assistant professor Santa Clara University, 1985-1993.

Adjunct professor University Detroit Mercy, since 2002. Visiting Rabbinic scholar Temple Beth El, 1993-1995. President JVP Fund Raising Consultant, since 1994.

Rabbi emeritus Congregation Beth El, Traverse City, Michigan, 1999—2004. Rabbi Temple Beth Israel, Jackson, Michigan, since 2000.

Achievements

  • Ordained rabbi, 1970.

Works

Membership

President Jewish National Fund Windsor, 1978-1981, Chairman, Board Of Directors, 1981-1984. Chairman United Jewish Appeal Windsor, 1981-1983, State of Israel Bonds, Windsor, 1980. National board directors Jewish National Fund Canada, 1972-1984.

President Reform Rabbis of Canada, 1982-1984. Board directors Canada Jewish Congress, 1978-1984, Jewish Family Svc. Santa Clara County, 1987-1990, Jewish Federation Greater San Jose, 1986-1993.

Chaplain San Jose Fire Department, 1987-1993. Member executive cabinet United Jewish Appeal, Windsor, 1971-1984, member of national rabbinic cabinet, 1993-1995. Member Executive Committee Windsor Jewish Community Council, 1970-1984, chairman 1975-1984.

Member of advisory county Riverview unit Windsor Hospital Center,1972-1981. President Credit Counselling Svc. Metropolitan Windsor, 1977-1979.

Member National Conference of Christians and Jews, Canada Jewish Congress (national Executive Board 1978-1984), Canada JewishHist. Society (national vice president 1974-1984), California Board Rabbis, Rabbinic Association Greater San Jose (chairman 1986-1987), Control Conference American Rabbis, National Association Temple Educators. M C.

Connections

Married Carol Ann Fainstein, July 5, 1965. Children: Daniel Abraham, Deborah Maxine.

father:
W. Gunther Plaut

mother:
Elizabeth (Strauss) Plaut

spouse:
Carol Ann Fainstein

child:
Daniel Abraham Plaut

child:
Deborah Maxine Plaut