The Kabbalah for Rationalists: Mystism for the Rational Mind

Join us to hear Rabbi Emanuel as he sheds light on the esoteric aspects of Jewish mysticism in a way that is accessible to those who are not mystically inclined.

Rabbi Ilan Emanuel was born in the United States and lived in Huntsville, AL where his father was the rabbi of the Reform congregation. At age 5 he moved with his parents to the United Kingdom. He studied for the legal profession and worked as a lawyer in England before realizing that his true passion was Judaism. He returned to the United States to study at the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. Before coming to Congregation Beth Israel Rabbi Emanuel served as Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, the South Street Temple, in Lincoln Nebraska, and as Associate Rabbi at Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto.