Rabbi David Kasher
Senior Rabbinic Educator
BA, Political Science Wesleyan University
JSD, Berkeley Law
Rabbinic Ordination, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah
David grew up bouncing back and forth between the Bay Area and Brooklyn, hippies and hassidim, and has been trying to synthesize these two worlds ever since. After graduating from Wesleyan University, he studied for several years in yeshivot in Israel before heading to rabbinical school at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, where he was ordained in 2007. He returned to Northern California, and until 2012 was the Senior Jewish Educator at Berkeley Hillel. While there, David joined the faculty at Berkeley Law as a lecturer, and began a doctoral degree there - studying religious and secular jurisprudence - which he completed in the Summer of 2016. Amidst all of this, David taught classes around the Bay Area, and served as an advisor to the nascent Kevah before coming aboard in the summer of 2012. He is a teacher of nearly all forms of classical Jewish literature, but his greatest passion is Torah commentary, and he produces the weekly ParshaNut blog and podcast exploring the weird and wonderful riches of the genre. Check it out at www.parshanut.com.