Rabbi Ralph P. Kingsley

I am enjoying my retirement years in North Miami Dade, Florida where I spent most of my working years as a Rabbi with my wife of 63 years. We continue to spend summer months in the Berkshires (Tanglewood, etc.) as we have for over 40 years and relish whatever time we can spend with our two sons and four grown grandchildren. My fondest memories of my years at BTHS were the hours I spent broadcasting from WNYE as part of the High School of the Air for Home Instruction and the All City Radio Workshop.

Degrees: BA (English Literature) Queens College (1955), MAHL with honors and ordination as Rabbi, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (1960), MA Family Therapy, St. Thomas University, Miami (1988).

CareerĀ  Highlights: Served as Air Force Chaplain, 1960-1962 (Clark Air Base, Philippines). Pulpits in Garden City, NY, 1962-1967, and North Miami Beach, FL, 1967-1998. Presently Rabbi Emeritus.
Married Brenda Anne Schiffman in1959; children: Evan Moshe, and Jonathan Meir; grandchildren: Ava, Lizzy, Julia, Max.

Published Memoir: My Spiritual Journey (2016)