Bachelor of Science, City College of New York, 1950. Master in Hebrew Literature, Jewish Theological Seminary, 1952. Doctor of Humane Letters, Jewish Theological Seminary, 1973.
DDiv, Jewish Theological Seminary, 1983.
Associate director department education, United Synagogue of America, New York City, 1955-1961; rabbi, Temple Gates of Prater, Flushing, New York, 1961-1976; superintendent, Chicago Board of Jewish Education, 1976-1987; president, Hebrew College, Brookline, Massachusetts, since 1987. Adjunct assistant professor Jewish history Queens (New York) City College, 1974-1975. Fellow in community planning New York City Board Jewish Education, 1974-1986.
Board of directors Ramah Israel Community Program, 1968-1976. Educational director Camp Ramah in the Berkshires, 1964-1967.
Married Sara R. Edell, September 4, 1951. Children: Eilel, Gila, Daniel, Seth, Perry, Rena.