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Rabbi Dana Magat

Rabbi Dana Magat
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Rabbi Dana Magat became Temple Emanu-El’s Senior Rabbi in July 1999. Prior to that, he served four years as Associate Rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in San Diego. Rabbi Magat’s first pulpit was in Miami where he was the Assistant Rabbi/Director of Education for Temple Israel of Greater Miami. Before his ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1993, he earned a Masters in Education from the Fingerhut School of Education at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles.

Rabbi Magat is actively involved in interfaith relations. He is currently the Chair of the Interfaith Council on Economics and Justice for Santa Clara County. He has served as President of the Cantors and Rabbis Association of Greater San Jose. Rabbi Magat has been a board member of Hillel of Silicon ValleyChai House, the Jewish Community Center and the Pacific Association of American Rabbis. He currently services on the board of the Northern California Board of Rabbis as well as various other committees.

Rabbi Magat is married to Cheriel and he has two children, Shira and Raya.

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