November 19, 2019  |  21 Heshvan 5780

Director of Makom

Rabbi Allen GuitarRabbi Uri Allen

Rabbi Uri Allen is a guitar playing, Abba of three  - Doron, Aderet and Yedidyah -who loves cooking, traveling around the country to see his favorite band Phish and learning Torah. Most recently he was the Associate Rabbi of Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley PA. His passions in the rabbinate are in educating and teaching learners of all ages, working with young families like his own, and using music to add contour and depth to Jewish rituals and life. Uri loves Israel deeply and has lived and studied in Jerusalem at various points in his life. It is where he and his wife Sari met, fell in love (twice), married and began their family. Rabbi Allen received Rabbinic ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies along with an MA in Rabbinic Studies from American Jewish University, an MA from Tel Aviv University in Jewish Thought in partnership with The Melamdim Teacher Training Program of the Hartman Institute, and he is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a BA in Jewish Studies. He is a die-hard Maryland Terrapin fan. This year he is a participant in the Rabbis Without Borders fellowship of CLAL, helping to make Judaism a public good. 

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