Rabbi Aaron Starr serves as spiritual leader of Congregation Shaarey Zedek, and has been part of the CSZ family since 2008. A featured blogger on Times of Israel, he is the author of the book Taste of Hebrew (URJ Press), a past contributor to the Journal of Conservative Judaism, as well as numerous on-line publications. Rabbi Starr sits on the Boards of Directors for the Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Metro Detroit and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit (JFMD). A member of the international Rabbinical Assembly and of the Michigan Board of Rabbis, he is a past-president of the Rabbinical Assembly-Michigan Region and of the Metropolitan Detroit Board of Jewish Educators. Rabbi Starr is certified in Clinical and Pastoral Education (CPE), has received numerous awards for youth work and for adult education, and is a sought-after speaker and educator. In addition to learning and teaching, this graduate of the University of Michigan loves to play tennis and basketball; to strum the guitar; and most importantly, to help children, adults and families to fall in love with Jewish tradition and ritual. Rabbi Starr and his wife, Rebecca, are the proud parents of two sons: Caleb and Ayal.
Rabbinic Leadership Initiative Cohort VII