Paul Steinberg is a rabbi and nationally recognized transformative educator. Rabbi Steinberg began his career as the Director of Jewish Studies and Hebrew at Levine Academy: A Solomon Schechter School in Dallas, Texas. He then went on to become the Senior Educator at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California, where he served as both a pulpit rabbi and heads of the various schools and educational programs.
In addition to his work at Valley Beth Shalom, Rabbi Steinberg simultaneously worked toward a doctorate in education at the Jewish Theological Seminary, taught Jewish philosophy in the Graduate School of Education at American Jewish University, and served on local and national boards.
He also has published many articles on Jewish thought and education, as well as five books including, Study Guide to Jewish Ethics (JPS, 2003) and the three-volume series Celebrating the Jewish Year (JPS, 2009) which earned the National Jewish Book Award.
After his time at Valley Beth Shalom, Rabbi Steinberg served Beit T’Shuvah, a synagogue community and addiction treatment center, as the Community Rabbi and Spiritual Advisor. While at Beit T’Shuvah, he published his most recent book, Recovery, the 12 Steps, and Jewish Spirituality: Reclaiming Hope, Courage and Wholeness (Jewish Lights, 2014), which provides the first comprehensive approach to integrating Jewish spirituality with the principles of the 12 Step Programs. To this day, he continues to be a nationally sought after speaker and consultant regarding issues in mental health and addiction in the Jewish community.
Rabbi Steinberg is a native of Tucson, Arizona and is the father of three daughters: Rina, Nili, and Liora.
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