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educator , rabbi

Mordecai Halevi Genn, American rabbi, educator. Ordained rabbi, 1971; certified school administrator and supervisor, school district adminstr.N.Y.; licensed commodities, securities broker and real estate broker. Recipient Key to City of Daytona Beach.


Genn, Mordecai Halevi was born on December 6, 1946 in New York City. Son of Bernard and Fannie (Kusher) Genn.


Bachelor, Bachelor of Religious Education, Master of Science in Educational Administration, Yeshiva University, 1971. Master of Arts in Hebrew Literature, Brandeis University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Near Eastern Studies, Brandeis University, 1978.


Rabbi Temple Emmanuel, Wakefield, Massachusetts, 1971-1973. Assistant principal Schechter Day School, Westchester, New York, 1973-1974. Principal Hebrew Day School Pelham Parkway, Bronx, 1975-1977.

Rabbi Temple Israel, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1977-1983. Executive director Bet Halevi, Inc. (nonprofit ecumenical organization), since 1980.

Account executive Merrill Lynch, Daytona Beach, 1983-1984. Educator New York City High School System, since 1984. Guest lecturer B'nai Brith Women's Regional Conference, Bethune-Cookman College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Jacksonville Jewish Center, various Methodist, Catholic, Episcopalian and Unitarian institutions.

Adjunct professor English Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York.


  • Ordained rabbi, 1971. Certified school administrator and supervisor, school district adminstr.N.Y. Licensed commodities, securities broker and real estate broker.


  • Other Work

    • Developer, moderator television series Thinking Out Loud, Center Florida. Developer, instructor series Hebrew language courses for Daytona Beach Community College.


Former activities in Volusia County, Florida include chairman administrative board Community Action Agency, chairman planning and evaluation committee board of trustees Human Resources Center, member social services committee United Way, trustee Jewish Federation, chairman Interfaith-interacial Council, member adminstrv.bd. Jewish Social Service Council. Chairman task force studying needs of elderly for Urban Consultation, Daytona Beach, 1980.

Past chairman of the executive board Center Florida O.B.T. ecumenical organization. Past vice Chairman of the Board counselors Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach. Former executive and trustee Halifax Urban Ministries.

Member National Council for Jewish Education, Association University Instrs. Jewish Studies, Arista, Psi Chi, Sigma Tau Delta, Pi Gamma Museum.


Bernard Genn

Fannie (Kusher) Genn