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Rabbi Stewart Vogel has been the spiritual leader of Temple Aliyah since 1993.

During that time, he has helped establish Temple Aliyah as a dynamic, vibrant synagogue whose membership is involved in many aspects of the Jewish community. He is recognized as an innovator in synagogue programming and his work in building bridges within the Jewish and interfaith communities.

Vogel has held many positions within the Jewish community. He currently serves as the president of the Rabbinical Assembly (the international organization of Conservative rabbis). He is a past-president of the Rabbinical Assembly of the Pacific Southwest region and the Southern California Board of Rabbis. He is also proud to have been one of the founders of the West Valley Rabbinic Task Force that brings together rabbis of the West San Fernando and Conejo Valleys to share and create programs in a unique demonstration of inter-denominational collaboration. He is also the co-author of the national bestseller The Ten Commandments: The Significance of God’s Laws in Everyday Life.

Rabbi Vogel is a Rabbinic Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He received an honorary doctorate from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (2017) and received the Mickey Weiss Outstanding Alumnus Award from the American Jewish University (formerly known as University of Judaism), in 2005.

Rabbi Vogel holds a B.A., B.H.L. and teaching credentials from the American Jewish University Los Angeles, an M. A. and ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, with an emphasis in Jewish education.

Rabbi Vogel is a native of Los Angeles, is married (Rodi) and the proud father of four children.

Mon, January 18 2021 5 Shevat 5781