Rabbi Dr. Oren Z. Steinitz was ordained in 2014 at the Mesifta Adas Wolkowisk Rabbinical Academy, and is a member of OHALAH Association of Rabbis for Jewish Renewal.
He completed his doctorate at the University of Calgary‘s Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (Religious Studies, Communications and Israel Studies), researching the attitude towards the “Other” in Jewish and Islamic legal websites. Rabbi Oren holds BA and MA degrees from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Israel). His fields of expertise include the history of Jewish-Muslim relations; modern Jewish fundamentalism; Jewish and Islamic Law; and the religious online world.
Rabbi Oren served for five years as the University of Calgary’s Jewish Chaplain. He is often involved in pluralistic Jewish education initiatives as well as interfaith work and dialogue. Rabbi Oren Steinitz joined CKA as our Congregational Rabbi in 2015. He resides in Elmira with his wife, Adar – a geologist – and their two small children, Eytan and Eliana.
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