Philadelphia, PA

Rabbi David Teutsch, Ph.D., directs the Center for Jewish Ethics at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) and is a widely known author and organizational consultant.

His books include A Guide to Jewish Practice: Shabbat and Holidays and A Guide to Jewish Practice: Everyday Living, which won the Myra H. Kraft Memorial Award, the National Jewish Book Award for Contemporary Life and Practice. He also is the author of Making a Difference: A Guide to Jewish Leadership and Not-for-Profit Management (2009) and Spiritual Community: The Power to Restore Hope, Community and Joy (Jewish Lights, 2005). He is the editor in chief of the groundbreaking seven-volume Kol Haneshamah prayer book series (Reconstructionist Press, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2001) and of Imagining the Jewish Future (SUNY Press, 1992).

Rabbi Teutsch is a past president of the Academic Coalition for Jewish Bioethics and of the Society of Jewish Ethics. He has served as a member of the Professional Advisory Council of the United Jewish Communities Renaissance Pillar, as a board member of the National Havurah Committee, and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. He previously served as rabbi at Ramat Shalom in Spring Valley, NY; director of program administration for the National Jewish Resource Center (now CLAL, the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership); and director of special projects and vice president of the Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation.