#619382 Overall Influence

Jonathan V. Plaut

American writer and rabbi


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From Wikipedia

Jonathan V. Plaut, was a Reform rabbi and author. Plaut was the rabbi of Temple Beth Israel in Jackson, MI.He was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Gunther Plaut, an internationally renowned Jewish scholar who lived in Toronto, Ontario. On October 1, 2000, Plaut was appointed the spiritual leader of Temple Beth Israel . Prior to this, he served as Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El, San Jose, California from 1985 to 1993 and Congregation Beth El in Windsor, Ontario, Canada from 1970 to 1984 where he spearheaded the synagogue’s growth of more than a hundred percent. In addition, he held part-time positions at Temple Beth El as Visiting Rabbinic Scholar and for five years at Congregation Beth El in Traverse City, Michigan before becoming Rabbi Emeritus in August 2004.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

University of Detroit Mercy


Macalester College

Liberal arts college in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Santa Clara University

Private non-profit Jesuit university located in Santa Clara, California

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#6485 World Rank
Religious Studies