About the Author

Dr. Joseph Schultz served as Rabbi for congregations in Brookline, MA, Norwich, CT and Cambridge, MA.In the Boston area, he was one of the founders of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston.

Dr. Schultz founded the Jewish Studies Program at Boston University where he was Assistant Professor of Religion and at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he was Oppenstein Brothers Distinguished Professor of Judaic Studies. 

He helped establish the Center for Religious Studies in 1996, a consortium of six colleges, theological schools and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, offering an interdisciplinary graduate program for the PhD in Religious Studies. Dr. Schultz was its first director.

Rabbi Schultz has written numerous articles and is the author or editor of eight books including Judaism and the Gentile Faiths: Comparative Studies in Religion and editing and contributing to Mid-America’s Promise: A Profile of Kansas City Jewry.

He received his BA degree in English Literature from Yeshiva University, his rabbinic
ordination and Masters of Hebrew Literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary of
America and his PhD in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University.

Calling Massachusetts his home, audiences find him entertaining, insightful and

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