Ron Wolfson

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(310) 440-1293
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    PhD, Washington University

    M.A., Washington University

    M.A., University of Judaism

    B.A., Washington University

    Ron is the Fingerhut Professor of Education at American Jewish University and president of the Kripke Institute. He is a much sought-after consultant and lecturer on building sacred communities in synagogues, schools, community centers, and camps around the world.

    He has had a profound effect on the Jewish community through his books Relational Judaism: Using the Power of Relationships to Transform the Jewish Community and The Relational Judaism Handbook (with Rabbi Nicole Auerbach and Rabbi Lydia Medwin).

    In addition to training clergy and educators, Ron is the author of many books bringing the values and rituals of Jewish life to a popular audience, including God’s To-Do ListThe Seven Questions You’re Asked in HeavenThe Spirituality of Welcoming, and Raising A+ Human Beings: Crafting a Jewish School Culture of Academic Excellence and AP Kindness (with Dr. Bruce Powell). 

    He is the author of Creating Sacred Communities: Leading Practitioners Share Lessons Learned (with Rabbi Brett Kopin), a book based on his Ziegler seminar.

    Ron is a living kidney donor on behalf of his wife of over fifty years, Susie Kukawka Wolfson. He lives in Los Angeles and eats frozen yogurt just about every day.