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educator , rabbi , Language and literature educator

Reuven Firestone, American rabbi, educator, language and literature educator. Ordained rabbi, 1982. Member American Academy Religion, American Oriental Society, Center Conference American Rabbis, Association for Jewish Studies, Society for Judeo-Arabic Studies, Middle East Studies Association, National Conference of Christians and Jews (executive committee commission of Muslims, Jews and Christians 1983-1987).

Background

Firestone, Reuven was born on January 27, 1952 in Santa Rosa, California, United States. Son of George Maurice Firestone and Betty Ann (Weiskopf) Gruberg.

Education

Bachelor, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1974. Master of Arts, Hebrew Union College, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1988.

Career

Director college education department Union American Hebrew Congregations, New York City, 1982-1987. Rabbi Congregation B'nai Torah, Sudbury, Massachusetts, since 1988. Assistant professor Hebrew and Semitic literature and languages Boston University, since 1987.

Member Catholic-Jewish-Muslim trialogue Office Ecumenical Affairs of Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, since 1989.

Achievements

  • Ordained rabbi, 1982.

Membership

Member American Academy Religion, American Oriental Society, Center Conference American Rabbis, Association for Jewish Studies, Society for Judeo-Arabic Studies, Middle East Studies Association, National Conference of Christians and Jews (executive committee commission of Muslims, Jews and Christians 1983-1987).

Connections

Married Ruth Harriet Sohn, May 21, 1983. Children: Rachel, Noam.

father:
George Maurice Firestone Gruberg

mother:
Betty Ann (Weiskopf) Gruberg

spouse:
Ruth Harriet Sohn

children:
Rachel Firestone

Noam Firestone