David Kopstein

David has lived and worked all over the world with his delightful and vivacious wife, Patti. They have congregations and followers in California, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Hawaii, Aspen and the Midwest. One never really knows where to find them. Since they don't often check their cell phones and have great disdain for land lines and voicemail, email is usually the best way to get in touch with them.


Achievements and Awards

Avenue of the Giants Marathon, May 1982 (time: 4:04)

Santa Rosa to Cotati Half-Marathon, June 1982 (time: 1:44:10)

Congregation Ner Shalom Founder, 1982

Israel Bonds 40th Anniversary Award, 1988

Travis Air Force Base Chaplaincy Award, 1996

Vice-President, Australia-New Zealand-Asia Rabbinical Council for Progressive Judaism, 2004-2006

Finalist, Midwest Independent Publishing Association Book Awards for The Rabbi Who Knew Too Much, 2015



Beaver's Pond Press

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