Rabbi Elliot Dorff

Visiting Professor at University of California, Los Angeles - School of Law

Rabbi Elliot Dorff

Rabbi Elliot Dorff

Visiting Professor at University of California, Los Angeles - School of Law

Biography

Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Ph.D is American Jewish University’s Rector and Sol & Anne Dorff Distinguished Service Professor in Philosophy at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. For more than thirty years as a Visiting Professor, he has taught a course on Jewish law at UCLA School of Law. Rabbi Dorff was awarded the Journal of Law and Religion’s Lifetime Achievement Award and holds three honorary doctoral degrees.
Rabbi Dorff is Chair of the Conservative Movement’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards and served on the editorial committee of Etz Hayim, the new Torah commentary for the Conservative Movement. He has chaired three scholarly organizations: the Academy of Jewish Philosophy, the Jewish Law Association, and the Society of Jewish Ethics. He is also Immediate Past President of the Academy of Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Studies. In Spring 1993, he served on the Ethics Committee of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Health Care Task Force. In March 1997 and May 1999, he testified on behalf of the Jewish tradition on the subjects of human cloning and stem cell research before the President’s National Bioethics Advisory Commission. In 1999 and 2000 he was part of the Surgeon General’s commission to draft a Call to Action for Responsible Sexual Behavior; and from 2000 to 2002 he served on the National Human Resources Protections Advisory Commission, charged with reviewing and revising the federal guidelines for protecting human subjects in research projects. Rabbi Dorff is also a member of an advisory committee for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History on the social, ethical, and religious implications of their exhibits.

Overview
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Number of Boards

6

Number of Awards

1

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Chief Financial Officer at Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

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Director at Foundation for Craniofacial Surgery

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Member, Advisory Board at Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles

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Member, International Council at The New Israel Fund - USA

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

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Executive Director at American Jewish University - Brandeis-Bardin Campus

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Member, Board of Directors at Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

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September 19, 2017
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The New York Times - Biographical Materials
June 12, 2013
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June 4, 2013
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Rabbi Elliot Dorff
Visiting Professor at University of California, Los Angeles - School of Law
Education
Ph.D. in Philosophy
Class of 1971

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Rabbinic Ordination
Class of 1970

The Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS or JTSA) is located in New York. It is one of the academic and spiritual centers of Conservative Judaism, and a major center for academic scholarship in Jewish studies

Memberships
Co-Chair, Task Force on Serving the Vulnerable

The Jewish Federation Council of Los Angeles provides emergency relief and social services. It identifies and funds social service, humanitarian needs in Israel and around the world. It helps to alleviate Jewish poverty, provide emergency relief, and support the Los Angeles community. The organization is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA

Career History
Visiting Professor
Current

UCLA School of Law is the youngest top law school in the nation. After more than 60 years, our school has never felt bound by outmoded ideas of how law should be taught or studied. Instead, beginning in the 1950s, UCLA created its own tradition - a tradition of innovation.

Rector & SOL & Anne Dorff Distinguished Service Professor in Philosophy
Current

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President, Academy for Jewish, Christian & Muslim Studies
Prior

UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities. Learning and teaching at UCLA are guided by the belief that undergraduate, graduate and professional school students and their teachers belong to a community of scholars. This community is dedicated to providing students with a foundational understanding of a broad range of disciplines followed by the opportunity for in-depth study in a chosen discipline. All members of the community are engaged together in discovering and advancing knowledge and practice. Learning occurs not only in the classroom but also through engagement in campus life and in communities and organizations beyond the university.

Boards & Committees
Member, Ethics Committee
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UCLA Medical Center is a hospital that focuses on patient care.

Member, Ethics Advisory Committee on Stem Cell Research
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The government of California is composed of three branches: the executive, consisting of the Governor of California and the other elected constitutional officers; the legislative, consisting of the California State Legislature, which includes the Assembly and the Senate; and the judicial, consisting of the Supreme Court of California and lower courts.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2018

OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE COMPASSIONATE AND EFFECTIVE SUPPORT SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES. INSPIRED BY THE VALUES OF JEWISH TRADITION, JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICES OF MADISON SERVES PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, RELIGIONS, BACKGROUNDS AND LIFESTYLES, WITH A STRONG COMMITMENT TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY.

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2017

TO ADDRESS FUNDAMENTAL ETHICAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES IN THE AREAS OF HEALTH, MEDICINE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT AS THEY AFFECT INDIVIDUALS, COMMUNITIES AND SOCIETIES.

$250 - $1,499
2015

The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center provides health, social and housing, culture and education, leadership and advocacy services. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Political Donations
$2
2020

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Awards & Honors
Journal of Law and Religion - Lifetime Achievement Award
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