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Religious studies educator

Norman Thau Mendel, religious studies educator. Spirituality and healing certified Harvard Medical School, 1995; permanent teacher certified Los Angeles College Jewish Studies, 1964, certified in pastoral care and counseling Mt Zion Hospital, San Francisco, 1993, certified jewish chaplain National Association Jewish Chaplains, 1992. Co-chair, slo county ADL, San Luis Obispo, 2009; board member French Hospital Medical Center, 2009.

Background

Mendel, Norman Thau Son of Bernard and Martha Mendel.

Education

Bachelor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1963. Biodiversity Heritage Library, HUC-JIR, Los Angeles, 1964—1964. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), HUC-JIR, Los Angeles, 1968.

Ordination - Rabbi, HUC-JIR, Cincinnati, 1968. MAHL, HUC-JIR, Cincinnati, 1968. Ordination, HUC-JIR, Cincinnati, 1968.

Doctor of Letters in Philosophy, University South AFrica, Pretoria, 1984. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute Religion, Los Angeles, 1993.

Career

Rabbi Temple Beth Torah, Fremont, California, 1968—1970. Associate rabbi Bnai Jehudah, Kansas, Missouri, 1970—1974. Rabbi Temple Beth El, Boca Raton, Florida, 1974—1978, Temple Emanuel, Johannesburg, 1978—1996, senior rabbi Wocester, Massachusetts, 1986—1991.

Rabbi Congregation Beth Israel, Carmel, California, 1991. Vice president City Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, 1991—1997. Rabbi Congregation Beth David, San Luis Obispo, 1998—2009, rabbi emeritus, since 2009.

Professor Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, 1999—2008, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, 1999.

Achievements

  • Spirituality and healing certified Harvard Medical School, 1995. Permanent teacher certified Los Angeles College Jewish Studies, 1964, certified in pastoral care and counseling Mt Zion Hospital, San Francisco, 1993, certified jewish chaplain National Association Jewish Chaplains, 1992.

Membership

Co-chair, slo county ADL, San Luis Obispo, 2009. Board member French Hospital Medical Center, 2009.

Connections

Married Heather North America Dubowitz, September 19, 1878. Children: Justin Ivor Dubowitz, Lisa Deborah Hirsa, David Sherman.

father:
Bernard Mendel

mother:
Martha Mendel

spouse:
Heather North America Dubowitz

child:
Justin Ivor Dubowitz Mendel

child:
Lisa Deborah Hirsa Mendel

child:
David Sherman Mendel