Raymond Zwerin

Raymond Zwerin

Raymond Zwerin


U.C.L.A., A.B. in Psychology

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion,

MAHL; Ordained Rabbi, 1964

Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Graduate studies, 1960-1961

H.U.C.-J.I.R., Doctor of Divinity, 1989



Founding Rabbi, Temple Sinai/Denver 1967 to 2005

Rabbi Emeritus, 2006 to Present



Co-founder and President, A.R.E. Publishing, Inc. 1972-2001 (Major producer of creative Jewish educational materials for children and adults)

President, Mid-West Association of Reform Rabbis (MWARR)

Member Executive Board of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR)

Board member of Rose Foundation: Jewish Life Committee

President Centus Counseling

Board member of Denver Jewish Day School



Instructor of OLLI (Osher Life Long Learning) at University of Denver

Instructor of Melton Graduate courses

Instructor CAJE-Colorado Adult Education



Articles in books, journals, and magazines; dozens of sermons have appeared in The American Rabbi journal.


Wrote the inscriptions engraved on the major monument features of the Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Park in Denver.


Author of the statement on the Jewish attitude on abortion distributed nationally by the National Religious Coalition on Abortion Rights.

Author or Co-author of the following books:

Holy Fire: A Novel (Denver, Sinai Press, 2012)

Holy Fire: A Leader’s Guide (2013)

Forty Years of Wondering: The High Holy Day Sermons (Denver, Sinai Press, 2006)

       The New Jewish Teachers Handbook (Denver: A.R.E., 1994)

Like A Maccabee (New York: UAHC, 1991)

Jewish Principals Handbook (Denver: A.R.E., 1984)

A Purim Album (New York: UAHC, 1982)

 But This Night Is Different (New York: UAHC, 1981)

 Shabbat Can Be (New York: UAHC, 1979)

For One Another (New York: UAHC & JESNA 1975)

Author and designed of dozens of mini-courses and games for the jewish classroom       and editor of hundreds of educational works.



Wife Rikki and two married children – Ron (Julie) Zwerin and Dina (Darren) Boivin.  Four adorable, brilliant young grandchildren.