M. A. and ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary
B.A., BHL, American Jewish University
Rabbi Stewart Vogel has been the spiritual leader of Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills since 1993. During that time, he has helped establish Temple Aliyah as a dynamic, vibrant synagogue whose membership is involved in many aspects of the Jewish community. He is recognized as an innovator in synagogue programming and his work in building bridges within the Jewish and interfaith communities. Rabbi Vogel has a long history of community involvement. He is a past-president of the Rabbinical Assembly of the Pacific Southwest region and the Southern California Board of Rabbis. Rabbi Vogel currently serves as the vice president of the Rabbinical Assembly, the international organization of Conservative rabbis. He is also the co-author of the national bestseller The Ten Commandments: The Significance of God’s Laws in Everyday Life and currently teaches in the Intro to Judaism program.
Rabbi Vogel holds B.A., B.H.L. and teaching credentials from American Jewish University, an M. A. and ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, with an emphasis in Jewish education. Rabbi Vogel is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He received the Mickey Weiss Outstanding Alumnus Award from AJU in 2005.
Rabbi Vogel is a native of Los Angeles, is married to Rodi and the proud father of four children.