Dov Peretz Elkins was born in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Gratz College for Hebrew Teachers (1958), received his B.A. in literature from Temple University (1959), and his M.H.L. from the Jewish Theological Seminary (1962). More...
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A Shabbat Reader
Universe of Cosmic JoyJDC#31006
Dov Peretz Elkins
Yom Kippur Readings
Inspiration, Information, ContemplationJDC#32910
Seven Delightful Stories for Everyday
Dov Peretz ElkinsJDC#22208
Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul
Stories to Open the Heart & Rekindle the SpiritJDC#29901
Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, et al.
After 2 years as military chaplain at Fort Gordon, Georgia (1964-66), Rabbi Elkins became Associate Rabbi of Har Zion Temple of Philadelphia. From 1970 to 1972, he served as spiritual leader of the Jacksonville Jewish Center in Florida. From 1972 to 1976, he occupied the pulpit of Temple Beth El, Rochester, New York, one of America's largest and most prestigious congregations. From 1976 to 1985, he maintained a private practice in Pastoral Counseling, and was consultant to synagogues and many national Jewish organizations. From 1985 to 1987, Rabbi Elkins was spiritual leader at Beth El Temple, Norfolk, Virginia. From 1987-92, he was Senior Rabbi at The Park Synagogue, Cleveland, Ohio, and now is Rabbi at The Jewish Center, Princeton, New Jersey. A nationally known lecturer, educator, workshop leader, human relations trainer, organizational consultant, author, and book critic, he has written widely for the Jewish and general press, including such journals as Reader's Digest, New Woman, The Christian Century, Judaism, Religious Education, The Reconstructionist, Hadassah Magazine, Conservative Judaism, and many others. He served as editor of Beineinu, the national organ of the Rabbinical Assembly, as book editor of Torch, journal of the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs, and is a regular book reviewer for several Anglo-Jewish weeklies throughout the country.