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 and hosting a monthly bereavement support group), the AES Caring Committees, and the AES Inclusion Committee for disability justice. As the Interim Grodzin Director of Education Innovation, Rabbi Chankin-Gould advises and guides the director of K-7th education, the youth director, and the director of family life and learning to envision and implement education and engagement for youth and families. Rabbi Chankin-Gould led the effort for Anshe Emet to write its own cutting edge religious school curriculum, “The Berverly Goldstick Curriculum for 21st Century Jewish Education.” Rabbi Chankin-Gould specializes in supporting B’nai Mitzvah students with learning disabilities and behavioral challenges by providing a stengths-based approach through accomadations and modifications. 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 confronting cancer and substance abuse disorder.
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 previously served as president of the Chicago Rabbinical Assembly.
Rabbi Chankin-Gould and his husband, Cantor David Berger (Hazzan of KAM-Isaiah Israel) are the proud parents of Matan and Avi Berger-Gould. They are proud parent participants in the Joseph and Belle Braun Religious School.
Contact Rabbi Chankin-Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org • 773-868-5145.