Rabbi Douglas Sagal is a graduate of Wesleyan University, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and the Yale Divinity School, where he won the annual award for outstanding preaching, the only rabbi to ever do so.
He is the author of several articles on preaching and biblical interpretation, as well as other subjects. He is a faculty member of the Academy for Jewish Religion in New York City, and has been a guest lecturer at the Hebrew Union College in New York City. He is profiled extensively in the best-selling book Today I am a Boy by David Hays.
Rabbi Sagal is married to Dr Lauren Kaplan-Sagal, a psychiatrist in private practice, and has three children, Michal, Kyra, and Coby. He enjoys studying Talmud, boxing training, and doing the occasional magic trick.
Rabbi Sagal writes, “The future of the synagogue is creating a congregation with many open doors to Jewish life. One size no longer fits all. We have an obligation to provide as many paths to Jewish life, learning, and spirit as we can.”