Rabbi D’ror Chankin-Gould has proudly served Anshe Emet Synagogue in Chicago, Illinois since 2015. Rabbi Chankin-Gould partners with JCFS (including the Safer Synagogues Initiative) ,the AES Caring Committees, and the AES Inclusion Committee to ensure that all members of our community (and beyond) are supported in their time of need. As the Grodzin Director of Education Innovation, Rabbi Chankin-Gould works with the youth director, youth tefillah educator, and religious school director to envision and implement education and engagement for youth and families. Rabbi Chankin-Gould is always honored to meet with any individuals or families in order to hear their stories, encourage/guide them in their Jewish journeys, and support them in times of joy and sorrow.
Rabbi Chankin-Gould is a southern California native who was ordained by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in 2013. Rabbi Chankin-Gould received his BA in Sociology from Pitzer College in Claremont, California. Subsequently, he went on to serve for two years as the Senior Jewish Campus Service Corps fellow at Columbia/Barnard Hillel focusing on outreach, and inclusion. During that time, he published an article in the “Journal for the Study of the Old Testament” documenting a Feminist recovery of Bathseba. He also served as editor in chief of “The Hillel LGBTQ Resource Guide”, distributed to university campuses around the country. Upon entering the Ziegler School, he was selected as a Wexner Graduate Fellowship. During his tenure at Ziegler, Rabbi Chankin-Gould served as a classroom teacher, retreat director, and curriculum author for Los Angeles Hebrew High. He also served as an education fellow at the Brandeis Collegiate Institute and as the Student Rabbi at Temple Beth Am. Before coming to Anshe Emet, he completed residency as a chaplain at UCLA Medical Center specializing in spiritual care for patients and families facing cancer.
Rabbi Chankin-Gould serves on the executive council and the administrative committee of the Rabbinical Assembly and as a co-chair of the RA’s Gender and Power Committee, he has served as president of the Chicago Rabbinical Assembly since 2018.
Rabbi Chankin-Gould and his husband, Cantor David Berger (Hazzan of KAM-Isaiah Israel) are the proud parents of Matan and Avi Berger-Gould.
Contact Rabbi Chankin-Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org • 773-868-5145.