Rabbi Roger C. Klein
Rabbi Roger C. Klein was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1971 where he also received a Master of Hebrew Letters degree.
While at HUC-JIR he
won an award for the best sermon and was granted a fellowship for further graduate studies.
He earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1980 with a dissertation on Plato.
In addition, Rabbi Klein studied for a year at The University of Tubingen in West Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem.
He has served congregations in Indiana and Columbus, Ohio and has taught at the University of Kentucky, Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and at The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem.
has lectured widely at synagogues, churches and universities around the country on Bible, Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Christian-Jewish Relations, and Music.
In addition, he serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the School of Medicine at Case-Western Reserve University and is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Department of Bioethics at CWRU.
Rabbi Klein joined The Temple as a full-time rabbi in July 1999 after serving part-time for six years while teaching at the Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies.
Dedicated to lifelong learning, Rabbi Klein plays a pivotal role in The TempleÂ¹s adult learning programs and conducts a well-attended Torah Study class every Shabbat morning.
In addition, he
cultivates relationships with other religious and educational institutions in Cleveland and around the country.
He is intensely involved in the congregationÂ¹s life-cycle events, works closely with individuals and families, and oversees The Temple Brotherhood, The Temple Seniors, The Adult Learning Committee, and The Temple's Caring Congregation Project.