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Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block

Washington Director, Bend the Arc Jewish Action

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Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block works to amplify the voices of progressive Jews in politics and fosters positive Muslim-Jewish partnerships.


Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block is the Director of Bend the Arc Jewish Action. where he works to bring the voices of progressive American Jews into the halls of power in Washington DC. He previously served as Bend the Arc's Rabbi-in-Residence and directed the Selah Leadership Program. He is the co-editor and co-author of "Just: Judaism. Action. Social Change" and served as the Director of the PANIM Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values. He received his rabbinic ordination from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America and his B.A. in Political Science from Grinnell College. Rabbi Kimelman-Block is also the founding member a cohousing community in Maryland, where he lives with his wife and their four children.


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Judaism, Interfaith Relations, Discrimination and Bigotry

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