Rabbi Michael Gotlieb
Our spiritual leader is Rabbi Michael Gotlieb. He was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1990 where he also earned his Masters Degree in Jewish Studies. He completed his rabbinic internship at Columbia University. Before coming to KM, he served a congregation in North County San Diego for 5 years.
In addition to his congregational activities, Rabbi Gotlieb has served as president of the Rabbinical Assembly Southwest Region and is a member of the Southern California Board of Rabbis. He also volunteers at Santa Monica College Hillel and St. John’s Hospital.
Rabbi Gotlieb teaches courses at the American Jewish University and his editorials and commentaries have been published throughout Southern California.
The rabbi’s wife, Jill, is a registered nurse. They and their three children, Alissa, Jason, and Aaron make their home in Santa Monica.
Rabbi Gotlieb has been the rabbi of Kehillat Ma’arav since arriving in Los Angeles in 1995.