Rabbi Gil Steinlauf | Center for Jewish Life
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Rabbi Gil Steinlauf

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf '91

CJL Executive Director and Jewish Chaplain at Princeton University

Rabbi Gil is a Princeton alumnus who has dedicated his life to teaching, inspiring leaders, and creating a vibrant Jewish community. He has a passion for teaching and fostering dynamic new leaders within the Jewish community and the world. He has a deep love of Princeton and the Princeton Jewish community, which shaped his life's path as a Rabbi.

"I cannot overstate how pivotal and inspiring my Princeton experience was to my rabbinate, including the mentorship of former Hillel Director Rabbi Eddie Feld.
Returning to CJL is the culmination of a lifelong journey. This feels like a homecoming long in the making."

Rabbi Gil founded the Jewish Teen Leadership Institute to bring teens into dialogue with world leaders and reflect on the encounters through Torah study. Driven by his own lifelong personal journey, Rabbi Gil also created the Hineni Fellowship for LGBTQ Jewish Leadership to nurture new LGBTQ leaders in the Jewish world.

Prior to joining CJL, he served as Rabbi of Congregation Kol Shalom in Rockville, MD and before that led Adas Israel in Washington DC, which he helped reimagine as one of America's most thriving urban congregations.

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