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Neubauer Executive Director and University Jewish Chaplain


EDUCATION

PhD, University College London (University of London)


CONTACT

Granoff Family Hillel Center
220 Packard Ave
Medford, MA 02155

Naftali.Brawer@tufts.edu
617-627-3242


OFFICE HOURS

by appointment only


BIOGRAPHY

Rabbi Brawer cares deeply about the Jewish community of the future, and believes that it is being shaped on the college campuses of today. The excitement of supporting Jewish students as they experiment with, and discover a Judaism relevant to them, is what drives his work at Hillel.

Prior to coming to Tufts, Naftali was Chief Executive of Spiritual Capital Foundation, a London based think tank and consultancy on the centrality of values in organizations. He preceded that role as Senior Rabbi to the Borehamwood & Elstree Synagogue in Northwest London, one of the largest Jewish congregations in Europe, with close to 1300 members. Naftali also served as interfaith advisor to British Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and in that capacity, he dialogued with faith leaders in various fora including Muslim leaders in Europe, the Dalai Lama in Amritsar India, and Dharma Master Hsin Tao in Taiwan. In addition to his Rabbinic Ordination, Naftali holds a PhD in Hebrew and Jewish Studies from University College London and he has a keen academic interest in mysticism and theology. He is a published author, columnist and broadcaster, and he has taught Torah to diverse audiences in the United States, Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.