Doug Kahn, a fourth generation San Franciscan, joined JCRC in 1982 and has not had a dull day since. In addition to his work at JCRC, Doug sits on the Board of Directors of the Graduate Theological Union, has served as co-chairperson of the Intergroup Clearinghouse which was San Francisco’s major organization addressing intergroup tensions and hate violence and was Treasurer and member of the Global Council of the United Religions Initiative, an international grassroots interfaith organization based in San Francisco. Doug is the past president of the CRC Directors Association and currently serves on the Jewish Council for Public Affairs Civility Committee. He has published articles on community relations issues in American Jewish Yearbook, Journal of Jewish Communal Service, Jewish Monthly and other publications, and also contributed a chapter for a book on the history of the Soviet Jewry movement.
Doug received his rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York and his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is an expert travel planner, an avid player of Words with Friends and loves movies, musicals and fine dining. In 1999 Doug was given the Jewish Community Federation’s Executive of the Year Award and in 2006 he was honored with the Israel in our Hearts Award.