Robert A. Seigel

Robert A. Seigel

Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Beth Israel, Fresno, California
Co-Chair, The Interfaith Alliance of the State of California
Founding Co-Chair, The Interfaith Alliance of Central California
Recipient, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award
Human Relations Commissioner of the City of Fresno Consultant on School Standards, Fresno Unified and Clovis Unified School Districts Founder, Interfaith Scholar Weekend Co-Founder, Muslim Jewish Dialogue
Rabbi, Temple Beth El, Charlotte, North Carolina
President, Charlotte Area Clergy Association
Founding Vice President, Mecklenburg Ministries – Charlotte Council of Churches & Synagogues
Director, Carolina Agency for Jewish Education Founding chairman, Carolina Gives Member, Charlotte Civic Restructuring Committee

Director, B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and Duke University
Advisor, North Carolina Commission on the Environment Chair, Campus Chaplains’ Association, UNC-Chapel Hill

Assistant Director, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Chicago, Illinois
Official Jewish Observer, Vatican II Catholic-Protestant Ecumenical Feasibility Study 1968-1970 Vice Chair, Fellowship of Multi-Racial Jews
National lecture circuit on Jewish-African American Relations Rabbinic Advisor, Chicago Federation of Temple Youth

Rabbi, Temple Sinai, Rochester, New York
President, Rochester Board of Rabbis Rabbinic Dean, North East Lakes Federation of Temple Youth Camp
Founder, Voters for Peace
Founding Member, Clergy Concerned About Viet Nam

Last North Carolina Circuit Riding Rabbi, serving congregations in Charlotte, Statesville, Lumberton and Whiteville

Author, Intermarriage: A Guide for Jewish Parents and numerous articles, including one in Encyclopedia Judaica.
Since retirement in 2001:

Part time Rabbi, Temple Sinai, Sumter, South Carolina (2001-2012)

Also served part time
Temple Israel, Melbourne, FL Temple Beth Yam, St. Augustine, FL Temple Shalom, Myrtle Beach, SC Temple Oseh Shalom, Bluffton, SC

Active member of hometown Congregation K.K. Beth Elohim, Charleston, SC. And for several years filled in on rabbinic duties when needed. Currently serves as a docent for tourists visiting the historic synagogue.