About Rabbi Howard Kahan
2005 – 2007 Director of Placement for Jewish Religious
2003 – 2005 Director of Jewish Cantors Ministers Association
for US and Canada.Placement of Rabbis and Cantors.
1996 – 1998 Associate Rabbi at B'Nnai Israel, Mayfield
1994 – 1995 Associate Rabbi at Etz Chaim Congregation,
1989 – Present HLK & Associates, Inc.
Yeshiva Tifereth Israel -- New York
The American Seminary for Contemporary Judaism -- Baldwin,
Kent State University -- Political Science
Cuyahoga Community College – Business
Summary of Background and Experience Areas:
Coming from both a business and a religious background, my experience
has included both
rabbinic as well as business disciplines. As such my responsibilities
have included decision
making for corporate business operations as well as the traditional
duties associated with the
rabbinate which have included: resolving synagogue problems,
developing and organizing new
or improved programming and outreach; helping congregates
handle and prepare for life-cycle
events as well as basic management of the synagogue property,
physical plant and personnel.
Resolving issues from either a synagogue or a business level.
Working with children and adults, helping them to feel more
a part of the congregation.
Increasing membership and developing new activities to help
grow the congregation. Working
with Jewish/inter-faith organizations, as well as involvement
in many facets of community
outreach to help build bridges of understanding within the
broader community at large. An
ability to listen and to help apply rational concepts to irrational
Adult Education – Sidrah of the Week, Modern Jewish
Writers, Jewish Personalities.
Tot Shabbat / Junior Congregation – ongoing activities.
Cantors in Concert – musical programing.
Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Jewish and Interfaith Organizations