My years in the Rabbinate could easily be described as the most rewarding and satisfying years of my life. Truly I can say:
How greatly I was blessed
How good is my portion
How pleasant is my lot.
We hope to be with you at the CCAR Convention and also at the NAOORR Kallah in January. The following is a description of my Rabbinic highlights:
Rabbi Kehati began his rabbinical career following the completion of his education at New York University and Hebrew Union College, where he received his Doctor of Divinity degree.
His professional appointments included: Assistant Rabbi at Shelter Rock Jewish Center; Cultural Director, Department of Education and Culture of World Zionist Organization; Rabbi at
Temple E!T’anu-EI of Queens; Adjunct Professor, College of New Rochelle; Chairman of Judaic Studies at York College of the City of New York; Lecturer at the Herzl Institute, Chaplain at the Van Doren Home for the Aged; and Rabbi at Temple B’ Nai Israel of Elmont, where he has served for the past 34 years.
- Board of Jewish Education of the City of New York Certificate for Enhancing and Enriching Jewish Education Program in Religious School ( 1973)
- Director of the City University of New York Summer Program in Israel and Egypt, in cooperation with the World Zionist organization and Hebrew University (1973-1982)
- State of Israel bonds- Guest of Honor (1981)- Conducted in 1985 the first Bar Mitzvah in the ancient synagogue of Cordoba (Spain) since the Expultion of 1492
- United Jewish Appeal- Guest of Honor with Citation ( 1986)
- Named as “The Most Extraordinary Citizen of Elmont” (2009)