Rabbi Howard Siegel is the Rabbi of Beth Tikvah Congregation in Richmond, B.C. He received a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Minnesota (1970), a Bachelor of Hebrew Literature from the University of Judaism in Los Angeles (1974), and a Master of Arts in Judaica (1976) and rabbinical ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York (1978). He was awarded a Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) by JTS in 2005.
Rabbi Siegel's professional accomplishments include serving as a pulpit rabbi in Vancouver (Beth Israel) and Richmond (Beth Tikvah), Minneapolis, MN, and Houston, TX. He has staffed and directed Jewish summer camps, served as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy, and began his career teaching speech and English in a Portland, OR public high school. Rabbi Siegel’s honours include: The Rae & Edmund Hecht Houston Jewish Community Rabbinic Award, Congressional Recognition for Work with Hunger & Homelessness, Hennepin County (MN) Award of Distinction for Work with Hunger and the Lillian M. Lowenfield Prize in Practical Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Rabbi Howard Siegel is married to Ellen Lefkowitz. They are the proud parents of 5 children and 7 grandchildren.