Rabbi Michael Knopf
Rabbi Michael Knopf is the Rabbi of Temple Beth-El in Richmond, Virginia, and is a Clal-Rabbis Without Borders Fellow. He is dedicated to engaging and supporting spiritual seekers; communicating the transformative power of Torah and prayer; and building welcoming, supportive, and inspiring community. These passions inspired him, prior to his ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in 2011, to help coordinate the nation’s largest preparatory program for conversion to Judaism; to work as a spiritual counselor at Beit T'Shuvah, a Jewish addiction treatment facility; and to serve several congregations and educational institutions in the U.S. and Canada. Rabbi Knopf is a regular contributor to Haaretz's "Rabbi's Roundtable" blog, The Huffington Post, Jewish Values Online, and other publications. He also has a weekly podcast featured on the JCast Network. Rabbi Knopf is happily married to his best friend, Adira, and enjoys spending time with his children, as well as movies, traveling, and pizza. Follow him on twitter.