WHO IS DOV PERETZ ELKINS?

From Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul

Who Is Dov Peretz Elkins?

Dov Peretz Elkins is one of the world’s best-known rabbis. His books and other writings are used by rabbis, educators, teachers and communal leaders through North and South America, Israel, Europe, Africa and Asia. His unique blend of Judaism, Eastern religions, psychology and education has enabled him to pioneer internationally known programs in spirituality and interactive education. His popular lectures and workshops have been attended by thousands of students all over the world.

Rabbi Elkins holds degrees from Temple University, The Jewish Theological Seminary and Colgate Rochester Divinity School. He was the first rabbi to win a doctoral degree from Colgate Rochester. His thesis, Teaching People to Love Themselves: A Handbook of Theory and Technique for Self-Esteem Training is used as a text in universities throughout the world. Dr. Elkins’s work in self-esteem brought him into contact with Jack Canfield in the 1970s, when the pair led widely attended human development workshops throughout the United States. Spin-off books from his doctoral thesis include the bestselling, still-in-print books, Glad to Be Me: Building Self-Esteem in Yourself and Others; Twelve Pathways to Feeling Better About Yourself, and Self Concept Sourcebook.

After serving two years as military chaplain at Fort Gordon, Georgia, Dov Peretz Elkins became spiritual leader of several of North America’s largest and most prestigious synagogues, in Rochester, Cleveland and Philadelphia. He currently serves as rabbi of The Jewish Center, Princeton, New Jersey.

Dr. Elkins’s most recent books include Moments of Transcendence: Inspirational Readings for the High Holidays, Prescription for a Long and Happy Life, Hasidic Wisdom, Jewish Guided Imagery, Forty Days of Transformation, Meditations for the High Holy Days, and New and Old Prayers and Readings for the High Holy Days, Shabbat and Festive Occasions.

For further information about Rabbi Elkins’s books and lectures, contact:

Growth Associates Publishers and Consultants
212 Stuart Road East
Princeton, NJ 08540-1946
phone: 609-497-7375 • fax: 609-497-0325
e-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.DPElkins.com

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