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Rabbi Dr. Bradley Shavit Artson holds the Abner and Roslyn Goldstine Dean’s Chair of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. He is also Vice president of the American Jewish University, and teaches courses in ancient and medieval Jewish philosophy, modern and contemporary Jewish theology as well as homiletics.

He received his doctorate in philosophy and theology from the Hebrew union College Institute of Religion, focusing on the integration of science and religion and advocating process theology. A cum laude graduate of Harvard University, Rabbi Artson was an intern for the United States Senator Alan Cranston and U.S. Representative John Burton. Before working at the Ziegler school, he served as the Rabbi of Congregation Eilat in Mission Viejo, California, which is a Conservative synagogue, and then was executive vice president of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California, and a member of the senior management of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

Rabbi Artson is on the board of several Jewish organizations and teaches students of all ages. He is the author of seven books, many weekly columns in both print and online, and over 180 published articles.