Learning for its own sake

Rabbi Joe Klein was ordained from the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion with a Master of Hebrew Letters, and served as rabbi at Mizpah Congregation in Chattanooga TN and United Hebrew Congregation in Terre Haute IN, before coming to Temple Emanu-El in Oak Park, MI. He became Rabbi Emeritus at Temple Emanu-El in 2013.

Rabbi Klein currently teaches in the Religious Studies Dept. of Oakland University and in the metro-Detroit Jewish community. While in Indiana and Tennessee he was Adjunct Faculty in Humanities at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Indiana State University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, teaching courses on Genesis, Hebrew Scripture, First Century History, New Testament, and Introduction to Judaism.

D’VAR TORAHDvar_Torah.html
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Rabbi Joe Klein is available for
Scholar-in-Residence weekends, classes and other presentations
and programs.


“...If we understand "Torah" as the response of our people to a heightened experience of God... then it seems foolish to argue whether the Torah is divine or human. Torah is inseparably both human and divine. Just as each eye will see a flame in a slightly different way, so too the light of God requires active human participation in order to be seen at all....”

from D’var Torah: Shavuot