Jacob Staub

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Jacob J. Staub is a rabbi, author and poet. In 1977 he was ordained as a rabbi at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. He was Academic Dean of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College 1989-2004, and the editor of the Reconstructionist magazine 1983-89. In 2009 he was Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Spirituality and Chair of the Department of Medieval Jewish Civilization at the Reconstructionist Rabbinic College. In 1998, he founded at RRC the first program in Jewish Spiritual Direction at a rabbinical seminary, and he continues to direct it. He has written two books on Gersonides' philosophy of creation and Reconstructionist Judaism. He has written essays on Mordecai Kaplan's thought.


  • The Creation of the World According to Gersonides (Brown Judaic Studies, 1982)
  • Exploring Judaism, A Reconstructionist Approach (Reconstructionist Press, 2000), with Rebecca T. Alpert
  • Kaplan and Process Theology, Goldsmith, E.S, Scult, M and Seltzer, R.M. (eds.),The American Judaism of Mordecai M. Kaplan, (New York University Press, 1990.)


  • www.rrc.edu/site/c.iqLPIWOEKrF/b.1778709/k.9A21/Jacob_J_Staub_PhD.htm
  • www.forward.com/authors/jacob-j-staub/