Rabbi Neil Blumofe serves as the Spiritual Leader of Congregation Agudas Achim, in Austin, Texas, a position that he has held since 1998. He lectures widely and has established a reputation as a creative leader of worship and transmitter of Jewish traditions, ancient to modern. He is known as a discerning improviser in prayer, a thoughtful crafter of divrei Torah and one concerned with caring for and uplifting a flourishing community.

Blumofe has written about the work of the Hebrew writer, S.Y. Agnon and how Agnon’s stories function as authentic rabbinic responses to catastrophe. In addition, he has recently released two original albums that bring together the sounds of jazz and hazzanut (Jewish sacred singing), Piety and Desire, and Moses’ Muses. Another project, Exile and Emigre, is scheduled for release in 2010.

He received his B.A. from Tulane University; Masters’ Degrees, Investiture as Hazzan, and Rabbinic Ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America; and Rabbinic Ordination also from the Academy for Jewish Religion — California.

Neil Blumofe lives in Austin, Texas.


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  • 1. schoollp  |  25/09/2009 at 12:21

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  • 2. Kari Amber  |  16/03/2010 at 11:15

    yay! this is great. The networked blogs application on FB is an awesome place to connect this as well.
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  • 3. threadzofblue  |  31/05/2010 at 16:22

    Welcome to the blogosphere! I’m a relatively new Jewish blogger myself, up in Waco. I’m adding you to my blog roll.

  • 4. Kari Amber  |  13/10/2010 at 00:10

    Hoping for another installment. You have said some wonderful things in your last teachings….

  • 5. Patsy Yeates Baynard  |  18/02/2011 at 16:49

    Please inlcude me on updates.


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