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, “I don’t believe in the God of the prayer book – now what?”
Rabbi Samuel Barth is a teacher of liturgy and halakhah (Jewish Law), and the intersection between these academic fields and the lived experience of contemporary Jewish community life. He currently serves as Senior Lecturer in Liturgy and Worship at The Jewish Theological Seminary, where he is Director of Liturgy and Worship.
Reb Sami attended the Jewish Free School (a yeshivah high school in London) and then pursued studies in mathematical physics at the University of Sussex, receiving his BA in philosophy from the Open University in the UK. He studied for the rabbinate at the Leo Baeck College in London with several years of study in Jerusalem at Yeshivat HaMivtar, Pardes and the Hartman Institute. He is known for interactive and analytic diverei Torah, and for crafting liturgical experiences that engage and inspire diverse populations.