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“Ben Kamin can talk to anybody about anything.”
Congressman Louis Stokes, Cleveland, Ohio

Rabbi Ben Kamin is a nationally-known clergyman, teacher, counselor, and the author of ten books on human values, civil rights, and spirituality. He has led congregations in Toronto, New York, Cleveland, and San Diego since his ordination in 1978. He has published hundreds of articles about community life in newspapers around the world, ranging from The New York Times to The International Herald-Tribune. He has been quoted in the Ann Landers column and in The Congressional Record. He appears frequently on radio and television and serves on several national boards dealing with community affairs and interfaith relations. He is married to Audrey Kamin, a financial professional and community activist; they live in Encinitas, Ca., and share four children. Rabbi Kamin holds the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Hebrew Union College.

In 2004, Audrey and Ben co-founded Reconciliation: The Synagogue Without Walls, a privately-operated consulting agency for interfaith relations, pastoral and communal. Ben represents the agency as a director of San Diego's Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice.



Rabbi Ben Kamin’s Published Books Include:

Stones in the Soul
One Day in the Life of an American Rabbi (Macmillan, 1990)

Raising a Thoughtful Teenager
A Book of Answers and Values for Parents (Dutton, 1996)

Thinking Passover
A Rabbi’s Book of Holiday Values (Dutton, 1997)

The Path of the Soul
Making Peace With Mortality (Dutton/Plume, 1999)

Remora: A Novel of the Rabbinate
(Dorrance, 2007)

THE SPIRIT BEHIND THE NEWS
On Finding God in Family, Presidents, Baseball, Cell Phones, and Chevy Impalas (Muffin Dog Press, 2009)

Nothing Like Sunshine
A Story in the Aftermath of the MLK Assassination (Michigan State University Press, 2010)

ROOM 306: The National Story of the Lorraine Motel (Michigan State University Press, 2012)

MY BARGAIN WITH GOD: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Lou Dunst
(Sunbelt Publishing, 2014)

DANGEROUS FRIENDSHIP: Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King Jr., and The Kennedy Brothers
(Michigan State University Press, 2014)



 
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