Adam Kligfeld

Sr Rabbi
Temple Beth Am

Raised in Connecticut, and educated at Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Rabbi Adam Kligfeld serves as the Senior Rabbi
of Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles. He has been in this post since 2009, after serving for nine years at Congregation Eitz Chaim in Monroe, NY. Rabbi Kligfeld is a recent graduate of the Rabbinic Leadership Initiative of the Shalom Hartman Institute, a 3- year immersive learning and training program for rabbis (across denominations) that focuses on rabbinic literature, Zionism, Jewish leadership for the 21st century and
interfaith dialogue and partnership. Rabbi Kligfeld recently completed a sabbatical during which he was focusing on mystical and spiritual texts emerging from the Hasidic movements, as well as meditation and mindfulness practices emerging from the eastern traditions, both of which he is looking to incorporate into his work and leadership at his synagogue. He is deeply committed to interfaith engagement, particularly finding nexus points and opportunities for Jews and Muslims, both as individuals and as part of their communities, to create meaningful relationships and mutual respect and understanding. A former triathlete, avid road biker, passionate Yankees fan and lover of travel and adventure, Rabbi Kligfeld is honored to be a part
of SXSW.

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