Rabbi Emeritus Clifford M. Kulwin
Clifford M. Kulwin
Rabbi Clifford M. Kulwin was Temple B’nai Abraham’s Senior Rabbi from 1999 to 2019, and was formerly a congregational rabbi in Rio de Janeiro. Aided by his knowledge of several languages, for fifteen years he oversaw international development for the World Union for Progressive Judaism. An Illinois native, Rabbi Kulwin graduated from Macalester College, was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and was a Doctoral Fellow in Jewish history at Columbia University. He and his wife, Robin, reside in Montclair. Their son, Noah, is a New Jersey-based journalist; their daughter, Molly, is a school social worker in Chicago. Rabbi Kulwin continues to work extensively with Spanish and Portuguese-speaking Jewish communities. His commentaries frequently appear in the Star-Ledger and the Los Angeles Times.
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