William E. Kaufman
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Kaufman graduated from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1964. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston University in 1971. He received an honorary doctorate from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1990.
From 1964–1967 he was Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline, Massachusetts. In 1967 he assumed the rabbinical post at Congregation Bnai Israel in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, where he served until 1980. From 1980–82 he was Rabbi at Congregation Agudas Achim in San Antonio, Texas. In 1982 he was installed as Rabbi at Temple Beth El in Fall River, Massachusetts, where he served until his retirement in November 2005. Upon his retirement, he was named Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth El.
He married Nathalie Levin in 1965. They have a son, Ari, and a daughter, Beth.
He has published many articles in Judaism (quarterly journal), Conservative Judaism (quarterly journal), The Reconstructionist (quarterly journal), and The Jewish Spectator (newspaper.)
- Kaufman, William E. (1976). Contemporary Jewish Philosophies. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-2429-0.
- Kaufman, William E. (1980). Journeys: An introductory guide to Jewish Mysticism. Bloch Pub. Co. ISBN 0-8197-0482-2.
- Kaufman, William E. (1991). The Case for God. Chalice Press. ISBN 0-8272-0458-2.
- Kaufman, William E.; Shor, Morton (1994). A Question of Faith: An atheist and a rabbi debate the existence of God. Jason Aronson Inc. ISBN 1-56821-089-2.
- Kaufman, William E. (1996). John Wild: From Realism to Phenomenology. P. Lang. ISBN 0-8204-2796-9.
- Kaufman, William E. (1997). The Evolving God in Jewish Process Theology. Edwin Mellen Press. ISBN 0-7734-8648-8.
- Metaphors for God: A Response Conservative Judaism (journal), Volume 51, No. 2, 1999, The Rabbinical Assembly.
- Kaufman, William E. "Mordecai M. Kaplan and Process Theology: Metaphysical and Pragmatic Perspectives (author bio)". Religion Online. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
- "The Bulletin of Temple Beth El, Fall River, Massachusetts". Temple Beth El. January 2011. p. 2. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
- Kaufman, William E. (1976). Contemporary Jewish Philosophies. Wayne State University Press. p. xviii. ISBN 0-8143-2429-0.