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Rabbi Emeritus Reuven Taff

Born and raised in Albany, New York, Rabbi Reuven Taff is the Rabbi Emeritus of Mosaic Law Congregation.  Before his retirement, Rabbi Taff was the Rabbi of Mosaic Law Congregation from 1995 to 2020. Prior to his arrival , the rabbi served for seven years as Headmaster of Gesher Jewish Day School of Northern Virginia, the only Jewish Day School serving that suburb of Washington, D.C.  From 1974-1985 he served Beth El Congregation in Phoenix, Arizona as Cantor and Director of Education.  He also founded and directed Camp Shemesh, a Hebrew-speaking Jewish summer day camp.  During the early seventies and eighties, the rabbi served as Rosh Musica (Music Director) at Camp Ramah in Ojai, California.

A trained educator and cantor, Rabbi Taff studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York City.  He received his B.A. in Religious Studies from California State University, Northridge and holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Teaching (M.A.T.) and another Masters of Arts Degree in Judaica, (M.A.) both from the American Jewish University, formerly the University of Judaism in Los Angeles. He pursued his rabbinic studies at Ohr Torah Rabbinical Seminary in Israel, where he was ordained in 1988.  In March of 2017, Rabbi Taff was awarded a Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) by the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Rabbi Taff’s passion is teaching children and adults of all ages.  Outside of his rabbinic and pastoral duties, he is a devoted sports fan and is particularly fond of the Sacramento Kings (especially when they are winning!). In his “spare time”, the rabbi enjoys reading, music, writing and spending time with his wife, Judy Abrams Kahler Taff, her adult son Matt and daughter Chelsea, his adult sons and daughter-in-law, Avi, Amy, Josh and Ari and his three precious grandchildren, Ethan, Eliana and Noa.  Rabbi Taff can be contacted at rabbi@mosaiclaw.org or (916) 488-1122.

Mon, September 28 2020 10 Tishrei 5781