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Dov Elkins

Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins is the spiritual leader of The Jewish Center of Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author and editor of over thirty books, including Hasidic Wisdom, Melodies from My Father's House, Forty Days of Transformation, and others. His bestselling book, Teaching People to Love Themselves, is used as a text in universities in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

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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Seven Delightful Stories for Everyday
Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul
A Shabbat Reader

Seven Delightful Stories for Everyday
Dov Peretz Elkins

Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul
Stories to Open the Heart & Rekindle the Spirit
Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, et al.

A Shabbat Reader
Universe of Cosmic Joy
Dov Peretz Elkins

Yom Kippur Readings

Yom Kippur Readings
Inspiration, Information, Contemplation

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He was ordained as a Rabbi in 1964. He received his doctorate in counseling and humanistic education in 1976 at Colgate Rochester Divinity School. He also has an honorary Doctor of Divinity from his alma mater, the Jewish Theological Seminary. In 1997 he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Gratz College

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.

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