Rabbi Neil Blumofe

Ronit Avni

Neil Blumofe is the Senior Rabbi of Congregation Agudas Achim in Austin, Texas, a growing and flourishing congregation of 620+ families. He is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans and loves the depth and character of this extraordinary city. He holds Rabbinic Ordinations from the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in New York and the Academy for Jewish Religion in Los Angeles. Rabbi Blumofe also holds the diploma of Hazzan (Vocal Cantorial Arts) from JTS.

Rabbi Blumofe is active in the Austin community — producing and performing at the historic Cactus Café in the “Jazz and the Art of” series for Views and Brews, sponsored by the NPR affiliate, KUT radio. His weekly Liner Notes on various jazz artists can be heard on KUTX, 98.9, every Sunday morning at 8:00. He is on faculty at St. Edwards University, in the Humanities Department, teaching courses in both Jewish Studies and Jazz Studies. He is on the Executive Board of the Texas Freedom Network, and on the Board of the Interfaith Action of Central Texas. Rabbi Blumofe has been a Rabbis without Borders fellow in New York, is a member of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, and is part of the current Rabbinic Leadership Initiative in Jerusalem at the Shlomo Hartman Institute.


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