About Rabbi Kraus

Jonathan Kraus has served as the Rabbi of Beth El Temple Center in Belmont, Massachusetts since 1994.  He was ordained by the Hebrew Union College (HUC) in 1989.  In addition to rabbinic ordination, Rabbi Kraus holds a Masters degree in Jewish Education from the Rhea Hirsch School of Education at HUC in Los Angeles. Rabbi Kraus is past President of the Belmont Religious Council and currently serves as Treasurer for the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis.  He also serves proudly on the Board of the Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh and Education Center in Newton, Massachusetts.  Rabbi Kraus lives in Belmont with his family.  Although he is often “email-challenged,” you can contact Rabbi Kraus at [email protected]