Rabbi Darren Kleinberg, Ph.D.
Head of School

Darren Kleinberg is an ordained rabbi (YCT) and holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies (ASU), where he explored the intersection of sociology and theology through the prism of American Jewish identity. He is currently serving in his seventh year as Head of School at Kehillah Jewish High School, in Palo Alto, CA, and is a Visiting Scholar with the Concentration in Education and Jewish Studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Darren teaches and writes about the cultivation of wisdom and is the author of Hybrid Judaism: Irving Greenberg, Encounter, and the Changing Nature of American Jewish Identity.


Published Work:

“For and Against: A Consideration of David Hartman and Jonathan Sacks in Relation to Irving Greenberg.” A Torah Giant: The Intellectual Legacy of Rabbi Dr. Irving (Yitz) Greenberg. Ktav/Urim, 2018

“Orthodox Women (Non-)Rabbis.” The Sacred Calling: Forty Years of Women in the Rabbinate. CCAR Press, 2016.

“Reform Judaism and the Jewish ‘Social Gospel.’” CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly. Fall, 2009: 150-165.

“Getting Pluralism Back on Track: Conversion and the Challenge of Jewish Peoplehood.” Judaism: A Quarterly Journal of Jewish Life and Thought. Fall-Winter, 2006: 84-96.

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