Pearce to teach at GTU in Berkeley


Stephen Pearce

Rabbi Stephen Pearce, rabbi emeritus at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco, will become a visiting professor at the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, the school announced recently.


Pearce will teach mainly in the area of Jewish pastoral care, thanks to a grant from the Bay Area–based Koret Foundation.

Pearce, who retired from the pulpit in June, has a doctorate in counseling psychology in addition to 36 years of rabbinical service. In a press release announcing the hiring, CJS noted “a need for strong resources for Jewish chaplaincy, spiritual care and counseling in the Bay Area.”