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John A. Franken

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Bolton Street Synagogue
212 West Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore , Maryland 21210
United States

Company Description: Bolton Street Synagogue has been involved with BIHN since mid-2006. Is anyone else involved in BIHN? Bolton Street is lucky to have a wonderful partner...   more

Employment History

  • Chair
    Adult Institute of Jewish Studies
  • Vice President and Treasurer
    St. Louis Rabbinical Association
  • Rabbi
    Temple Ohabei Shalom
  • Professor of Russian and Jewish History
    Hebrew University
  • Adjunct Professor of Jewish Law
    St. Louis University School of Law
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Jewish Law
    St. Louis University School of Law
  • Teacher
    St. Louis University School of Law

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Master's degree , Hebrew Literature
    University of Maryland
  • degrees , law
    Tufts University
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Our Synagogue | Bolton Street Synagogue, 25 Sept 2014 [cached]
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Doorways Housing - Leadership, 30 July 2008 [cached]
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Rabbi John Franken | Bolton Street Synagogue, 25 Sept 2014 [cached]
Rabbi John Franken
Rabbi John Franken came to Bolton Street Synagogue following sojourns in St. Louis, Boston and Stamford, Connecticut, where he introduced services that aspire to be spiritual, participatory and joyful. Meaningful worship, he explains, is "essential to creating an ethos in which everyone feels emotionally, spiritually and intellectually swept up in the sacred life and destiny of the Jewish people. He was drawn to Bolton Street by the congregation's warmth, menschlichkeit, concern for social justice, and culture of caring and inclusion; by his affinity for Baltimore, where he attended law school; and by his desire to share his specialized skills in organizational behavior, strategy and development to help the Bolton Street community prepare for its next stage of growth.
As a rabbinic student, Rabbi Franken divided his studies between New York and Jerusalem where he was a fellow at the Hebrew University. In addition to rabbinic ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, he holds degrees in Hebrew Literature (M.A., HUC-JIR), law (J.D., University of Maryland, with honor), and Political Science (B.A., Tufts University, summa cum laude).
In his previous positions, Rabbi Franken was especially active in outreach, social justice, youth and adult education, Israel engagement, and caring community projects. He also served as Chair of the Adult Institute of Jewish Studies, Vice President and Treasurer of the St. Louis Rabbinical Association, and adjunct professor of Jewish law at the St. Louis University School of Law. An avid traveler, Rabbi Franken has visited more than fifty countries and, as a student, served Jewish communities in several of them. In his free time, he especially enjoys hiking, all forms of learning and discovery, reading, drama and film.
Tulane University - Scholars Gather at Tulane to DiscussĀ  Russian Influence in Israel, 14 Jan 2009 [cached]
The conference is dedicated to the memory of the renowned historian Jonathan Frankel, professor of Russian and Jewish History at the Hebrew University, who died last year.
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