Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Rabbi Paul J. Citrin


The Adult Education Committee is pleased to invite the congregation to partake in a weekend of engaging study of The Three “R’s” of a Healthy Jewish Life: Resilience, Reconciliation & Rejoicing.

Friday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. Shabbat Service “Renewing Resilience”

Saturday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m. Shabbat morning service. Kiddush lunch to follow. “Reconciliation: On Being Fixers” 

Sunday, April 28 at 9:30 a.m. Brotherhood Breakfast “The Art and Challenge of Rejoicing”

Sign up here for the Kiddush luncheon and/or Brotherhood Breakfast.

Rabbi Citrin, a native of Los Angeles and a third generation Californian, was ordained by the Hebrew Union College in 1973 and served as associate rabbi at Temple Israel of Boston from 1973-1978. The focus of Rabbi Citrin’s rabbinate has always been in congregational life. He has served as rabbi primarily at Congregation Albert Albuquerque, but also in Philadelphia, San Diego and Palm Desert, CA. His passions are education, inter-faith dialogue, Israel and social justice. He co-founded the Jewish-Catholic Dialogue of Albuquerque which, over the years, has expanded to include Protestants and Moslems. Rabbi Citrin also served on the board of the Martin Luther King Multi Cultural Council which provides college scholarships to minority students. He served as president of the Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis and as a board member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis.

He is the author of a children’s novel, Joseph’s Wardrobe, a co-author of Gates of Repentance for Young People (a High Holy Day prayer book), Ten Sheaves, A collection of Sermons, Addresses and Articles, and editor of Lights in the Forest: Rabbis Respond to Twelve Essential Jewish Questions. He is married to Susan Morrison Citrin. They have four children (including Rabbi Micah) and eight grandchildren. Rabbi Citrin, retired in Albuquerque, continues to teach adults at a variety of venues in New Mexico. Hiking, biking. travel and tennis are among his favorite life celebrations.