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About our Rabbi

Rabbi Douglas Sagal

Doug Sagal was born in Morristown, NJ and raised in Summit and Berkeley Heights.  He is a graduate of Governor Livingston High School.


He attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, then attended seminary at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem and New York City, where he was ordained in 1990.   He received a Masters in Sacred Theology from Yale University Divinity School in 1998 and in the summer of 2019 was named a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.



As a rabbinical student, Rabbi Sagal served as a hospital chaplain in New York City  and as a student Rabbi in Pennsylvania.  He served as Rabbi of Congregation Beth Shalom-Rodfe Zedek  in Chester CT, Senior Rabbi of KAM Isaiah Israel in Chicago Il., and Senior Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in Westfield NJ.  He served as police chaplain in Westfield, NJ.




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