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David Kasher

Jewish Educator
Rabbi David Kasher grew up bouncing back and forth between the Bay Area and Brooklyn, hippies and hassidim - and has been trying to synthesize these two worlds ever since.  After graduating from Wesleyan University, he studied for several years in yeshivot in Israel before heading to rabbinical school at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, where he was ordained in 2007.  He returned to Northern California and became the Senior Jewish Educator at Berkeley Hillel.  While there, he joined the faculty at Berkeley Law as a lecturer and completed a doctoral degree in Comparative Law.  He was part of the founding team at Kevah, an educational non-profit dedicated to expanding the place of Torah study in all sectors of the Jewish community, and has worked there since 2012.  An Associate Rabbi at IKAR, a spiritual community in Los Angeles, Rabbi Kasher also runs the Kevah Teaching Fellowship, the country's premier training program for emerging Adult Jewish Educators - which this year again, culminates in a series of classes by the fellows here at Limmud Bay Area!