Rabbi David Spinrad joined The Temple in June 2013 following his ordination from the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. Prior to the rabbinate, David operated a personal training business in San Francisco and worked with clients ranging from competitive athletes to cancer survivors and people living with HIV. His training practice was shaped by core questions that guide his rabbinate today: What does it mean to live life well? How to we live in healthy relationships with ourselves and with each other? And, How do we use the gifts of our lives to shine on the world?
At Hebrew Union College, David was a Schusterman Rabbinic Fellow and American Jewish World Service Kol Tzedek Fellow and created the educational and advocacy website www.chocolatemoses.com, a contemporary, Jewish response to modern slavery and human trafficking.
David helps to lead and coordinate The Temple’s social justice efforts, including our multifaceted Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiative and our Educational Initiative with Fred A. Toomer Elementary School. He is also the co-founder of First Fridays at The Temple, the premiere Shabbat service for Atlanta’s post-college/pre-family community featuring outstanding music, resonant prayer, and meaningful conversation.
David lives in Decatur with his wife Gal Adam Spinrad and their two children. In his spare time, he likes to read, work out and indulge in fantasy baseball.
Click here to read Rabbi Spinrad's sermon from the 2015/5776 High Holy Days.
Follow Rabbi Spinrad on Twitter: @davidspinrad
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