Rabbi Jonathan L. Hecht, Ph.D.
Rabbi Hecht has served Temple Chaverim since 1992.
Rabbi Hecht was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, in 1987.
He received his doctorate in Jewish History from New York University in 1993.
Rabbi Hecht is very active in the Jewish and general community on Long Island.
He is on the Executive Board of the Long Island Board of Rabbis -- having served recently as President of the Long Island Board of Rabbis -- is on the Board of the Mid Island-Y-JCC, and has served as a Chaplain in the New York Air National Guard.
is also very involved in our camping program, the Union for Reform Judaism Northeast Camps
(Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, MA and Crane Lake Camp in West Stockbridge, MA.) Rabbi Hecht
has appeared on television on Channel 21 and in History Channelâ€™s Battles of the Bible.
has taught at major universities, including Hebrew Union College, The Jewish Theological Seminary, Hunter College, SUNY Stony Brook and Hofstra University