Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University Toronto, 1970. Master of Arts in Near East Literature, University Toronto, 1973. Master of Arts in Judaica, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York City, 1975.
Assistant rabbi, Westchester Jewish Center, Mamaroneck, New York, 1977-1981;
rabbi, Jewish Center Jackson Heights, New York, 1981-1987;
rabbi, Mosaic Law Congregation, Sacramento, California, since 1987. Vice president commission synagogue relations New York Federation, 1985-1987. Member Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, New York City, since 1984.
Secretary Joint Bet Din Conservative Movement, New York City, since 1989.
Member Rabbinical Assembly, Society for Biblical Literature, New York Board Rabbis, Chevra Center for Learning and Leadership, Northern California Board Rabbis, United Jewish Appeal Rabbinic Cabinet.
Married Joyce Rappaport, December 20, 1981. Children: Zev Gershon, Jeremy Samuel, Ezra Melekh.