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Rabbi Barry H. Block
Rabbi Barry H. Block serves Congregation B'nai Israel in Little Rock, Arkansas. A Houston native and graduate of Amherst College, Rabbi Block was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1991 after studying at its Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York campuses, and received his DD, honoris causa, in 2016.
A member of the CCAR Board of Trustees, Block has contributed to several previous CCAR Press publications, including "Unplanned Fatherhood" in The Sacred Encounter: Jewish Perspectives of Sexuality; "Marriage, Money, and Mussar" in The Sacred Exchange: Creating a Jewish Money Ethic; and "Welcoming Converts" in Navigating the Journey: The Essential Guide to the Jewish Life Cycle. With Dr. Alan Morinis, he co-authored " Mussar and the Development of Spiritual Practices" in A Life of Meaning: Embracing Reform Judaism's Sacred Path, and he is a regular contributor to the CCAR Journal. His book The Mussar Torah Commentary: A Spiritual Path to Living a Meaningful and Ethical Life was published by CCAR Press in 2019.
Block currently serves as faculty dean at URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp, a role he held for twenty-one years at URJ Greene Family Camp. He is a past board chair of Planned Parenthood of South Texas. He is a proud father of Robert and Daniel.
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