The Rabbi Chef - Food for the Body and Food for the Spirit

About Me

I am Rabbi Ze'ev Harari, Israeli-born and one of the first to be ordained on the Jerusalem campus of the Hebrew Union College. Since 1969, I have served congregations in Israel, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois.

Throughout my Rabbinic career I have been active in interfaith dialogue, both in Israel in the Christian village of Nes Ammim and in the U.S. I served as President of the Clergy Association of Racine, Wisconsin and for five years taught at Sacred Heart School of Theology in Milwaukee. I also initiated an interfaith dialogue
with a church as part of the Union for Reform Judaism's program,
Open Doors Open Minds.

In addition to working with groups, I also welcome families or groups of families who are looking to add meaning and shape to their Jewish holiday celebrations. I particularly enjoy working with young families and interfaith couples who might enjoy a Rabbi who provides some spiritual and food "coaching" for Shabbat, Passover, and any other Jewish holidays and celebrations.

How does it work?

The programs that I offer bring people together through food and study of a Jewish topic.
I will prepare a meal of your choice for your group and after eating offer a study on a topic of your choice.

You choose the menu from a variety of meals that are offered;
You choose the program from a variety of topics;
You choose the date, the time, and the place.