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Rabbi Ronald M. Segal
Rabbi Bradley G. Levenberg
Rabbi Elana E. Perry
Rabbi Philip N. Kranz

Ronald M. Segal

Senior Rabbi
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Rabbi Ron Segal joined the Temple Sinai clergy in July 1996.  In July 2006, after serving as the congregation’s Assistant and then Associate Rabbi, Rabbi Segal was named the third Senior Rabbi of Temple Sinai, a synagogue he is proud and honored to serve.

Rabbi Segal is active in the Jewish communities beyond the walls of Temple Sinai.  Locally, he presently serves on the board of the Atlanta chapter of the American Jewish Committee and as an advisory board member of the William Breman Jewish Home.  Rabbi Segal is also a member of the Atlanta Rabbinic Association and the Greater Atlanta Reform Clergy, and also serves on the URJ Camp Coleman Judaic Advisory Board.  Regionally, Rabbi Segal is the immediate past president of the Southeast Association of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (SEACCAR) and also chaired the region’s most recent convention.  Nationally, Rabbi Segal is proud to be serving on the board of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), the professional organization for which he has also served on the Nominating Committee and as a past national Convention Chair.  As well, Rabbi Segal is currently a member of the President's Council for the rabbinic seminary, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) from which he received his ordination.

Beyond the Jewish community, Rabbi Segal is deeply committed to building bridges of faith and friendship in the interfaith community, as well as to shepherding and teaching in several inter-congregational educational opportunities.  Presently, Rabbi Segal is proud to be serving on the board of the Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, and he remains a committed member of the Sandy Springs Interfaith Clergy Association, an organization he co-founded and chaired for many years.  Some of Rabbi Segal's previous interfaith involvement includes serving as co-chair for two interfaith pilgrimages to Israel and Jordan, on the board of the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta, and as a co-chair of a Jewish/Presbyterian dialogue group for Atlanta rabbis and ministers.
Rabbi Segal is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta (Class of 2003) and was a participant in the inaugural class of Atlanta's Faith in the City Leadership Institute.  He regularly teaches in a variety of synagogue and community settings and, in 1998, initiated and coordinated a training course for Reform mohelim to serve the greater Atlanta Jewish community.

Rabbi Segal received his B.A. from Rice University in May 1986.  After serving as the Assistant Director of Youth and Camping for the URJ's Southwest Council, Rabbi Segal began his rabbinical studies at HUC-JIR in the summer of 1991 where he would earn his M.A. in Hebrew Letters in 1995 and rabbinic ordination in June 1996.  During his academic tenure at HUC-JIR, Rabbi Segal served student congregations in Texarkana, TX, Dubuque, IA and Pine Bluff, AR.

Rabbi Segal was born and raised in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.  He and his wife, Jill Greenman Segal, are the proud parents of two sons, Adam and Benjamin.

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Bradley G. Levenberg
Associate Rabbi
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Rabbi Bradley Levenberg is a product of the Reform Movement. Born in Cincinnati, he served as a Madrich (teacher's assistant) during his four years of high school and won the coveted Future Leader award from his congregation, Rockdale Temple, in 1995. After graduating from high school in 1995, Rabbi Levenberg attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, graduating in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations. Following his graduation, Rabbi Levenberg moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he served Temple Israel as a full-time Youth Director. Rabbi Levenberg spent three years in Columbus, building a youth program and developing his passion for youth work.

In 2001, Rabbi Levenberg began the five-year HUC-JIR program. During his studies, he served as Rabbinic Intern at B'nai Jeshurun in Franklin Lakes, NJ, as a Rabbinic Intern at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple in New Brunswick, NJ, and as student rabbi at Beth Sholom Temple in Fredericksburg, VA. From 2004-2006, Rabbi Levenberg served as the Rabbinic Intern of The Valley Temple in Cincinnati, Ohio. His Rabbinic thesis is titled: A Sociological Understanding of the Development of the Reform Jewish Community in America as Illustrated through the Bar/Bat Mitzvah .

Rabbi Levenberg joined Temple Sinai as Assistant Rabbi in 2006 and has been serving as Associate Rabbi since 2009. In addition to his work with Temple Sinai, Rabbi Levenberg currently sits on the Executive Board of FAMA (Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta), serves as President of Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb, and is serving as co-chair of the film selection committee for the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.  Rabbi Levenberg also serves NFTY as the NFTY SAR Regional Rabbi.  He has also previously served on the Rainbow Center Steering Committee, the steering committee of the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival, and the steering committee of ACCESS, the young adult division of the American Jewish Committee.  Additionally, Rabbi Levenberg is an alumni of LEAD Atlanta (2008) and works as a Sandy Springs Police Chaplain.

Rabbi Levenberg and his wife, Rebecca, are the parents of Ilana and Evan.
Elana100_125 Elana E. Perry
Associate Rabbi
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Rabbi Elana Erdstein Perry graduated from Duke University in 2001 with a B.A. in Religion. Following college graduation, she worked as an Eisendrath Legislative Assistant at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, D.C., where, reflecting her interest in social justice issues, she monitored Federal legislation, represented Reform Jews on Capitol Hill and planned programs for student social justice conferences.

Rabbi Perry attended the Jerusalem and Los Angeles campuses of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. While in rabbinic school, she served as student rabbi and rabbinic intern for congregations in Big Bear, CA, Tarzana, CA, and Vancouver, BC. She also served as a rabbinic intern at the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs in Chicago and as a chaplain at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. She was a recipient of a Wexner Graduate Fellowship, and was ordained in May 2007.

Rabbi Perry joined Temple Sinai in 2007, where she now serves as Associate Rabbi. Within the congregation, in addition to her rabbinic responsibilities as a spiritual leader and counselor, she demonstrates particular passions for education, women’s programming, and social justice initiatives. In the wider Atlanta community, she serves on the Advisory Board for the Marcus Jewish Community Center, she is a co-chair for Tzedek Georgia - a Reform Jewish advocacy group, she is the President of the Greater Atlanta Reform Clergy association, and she is a member of the Jewish Community Relations Council. She was also a member of the LEAD Atlanta class of 2010.

Elana and her husband Craig, are the proud parents of two children, Lilah and Asher.

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Phil100_125 Philip N. Kranz
Rabbi Emeritus
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Philip N. Kranz served as Temple Sinai's Senior Rabbi from 1980 until his retirement in June of 2006 when he became Rabbi Emeritus. Prior to coming to Atlanta, he served for nine years as rabbi of the historic Chicago Sinai Congregation. Rabbi Kranz remains active at Sinai, teaching, writing and overseeing collection building in Temple Sinai's Rabbi Philip N. Kranz Learning Center. Married to Nancy Weston Kranz since 1971, Nancy and Rabbi Kranz are the parents of two married daughters, Rebecca Friedman and Abigail Ornstein.

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