Peter Tarlow

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Peter Tarlow
Born (1946-05-04) May 4, 1946 (age 70)
Residence College Station, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Rabbi
Professor at Texas A&M University
Spouse(s) Sara Alpern Tarlow
Children 2, and 1 stepchild

Peter E. Tarlow (born May 4, 1946) is a rabbi and was the executive director of Texas A&M Hillel from 1983 to 2013.[1][2] He is a scholar in the area of tourism safety, a consultant for the tourism industry, and the founder of Tourism & More Inc.[3][4] He worked as a security consultant to the city of Arlington, Texas, in preparation for Super Bowl XLV.[5] Tarlow's scholarship in tourism and security has been relied upon by mainstram media for his expertise.[6][7] He is the author of "Event Risk Management and Safety," which was reviewed by Security Management magazine in 2003 and 2005.[8][9] In 2007 he was a speaker at The Intelligence Summit.[3] His Ph.D. is in sociology and aside from his work at Texas A&M, he "teaches 'tourism safety' to police chiefs around the world".[10]

Tarlow was ordained as a Reform rabbi at Hebrew Union College in 1974, and served as Assistant Rabbi at Temple Emanuel in Worcester, Massachusetts, from 1974 to 1977.

He is married to Sara Alpern and has two children and one stepchild.

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  1. ^ Kiely, Maggie (May 17, 2013). "Peter Tarlow retiring as rabbi at Hillel Foundation". The Bryan-College Station Eagle. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ Gabrielle Birkner (May 6, 2005). "A Cushy Fit In Bush Country". The Jewish Week. Archived from the original on May 16, 2005. Retrieved December 30, 2007. 
  3. ^ a b "The Intelligence Summit Conference 2007 Speakers and Organizers". The Intelligence Summit. 2007. Retrieved July 9, 2008. 
  4. ^ Lacy Ledford (June 30, 2004). "Senate approves $20 million for A&M's NERRTC". The Battalion. Retrieved December 31, 2007. 
  5. ^ Jeff Carlton (December 27, 2007). "Arlington bills itself Texas' playground". USA Today. Retrieved July 9, 2008. 
  6. ^ David Grossman (September 5, 2006). "Safety and security misconceptions and myths". USA Today. Retrieved July 10, 2008. 
  7. ^ Elissa Leibowitz Poma (December 10, 2004). "Staying Safe in Rio". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 10, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Event Risk Management and Safety (Book Review)". Security Management. April 1, 2003. Retrieved July 9, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Event Risk Management and Safety (Book Review)". Security Management. May 5, 2005. Retrieved July 9, 2008. 
  10. ^ David Wallis (August 1, 1999). "THE WORD ON . . . Tourism Safety". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 9, 2008.