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Rabbi Harold White

Spiritual Advisor

Harold S. White is a native of Hartford, Connecticut.  He completed his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and received Rabbinical Ordination at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York City. He served as a U.S. Navy Chaplain at Parris Island, S.C., and with the 7th Fleet in the Pacific.  He has served as a congregational rabbi at the Dublin Jewish Progressive Congregation in Dublin, Ireland, and at Beth Israel Congregation in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He was the B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation Director at the American University in Washington, D.C., for nine years prior to his being appointed Jewish Chaplain of Georgetown University. Rabbi White was also the associate rabbi of Temple Sinai in Washington, D.C. from 1980 -1985. He has lectured extensively nationwide.


Rabbi White is the first rabbi to be appointed to a full time Campus Ministry position at a Catholic university.  He teaches in the Theology Department of Georgetown and has been very active in creating a milieu for Jewish-Christian theological dialogue in the greater Washington, D.C. area. He also serves as scholar-in-residence at Holy Cross Abbey in Berryville, VA, and at Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA.  Rabbi White’s current academic interests center around  Kabbalistic Studies and the Judaic Roots of Christian scripture.  He has been deeply involved in ecological issues and the protection of animal rights.