Nathan Kamesar

Nathan Kamesar

As a friend of Tribe 12 and a local rabbinical student, Nathan offers Jewish wisdom and timely teachings on our blog. Read more of his work here.

Nathan is in his final year of study at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College where he serves as the President of the Reconstructionist Student Association and was honored with the Tikkun Olam Award for service to the college community.

Nathan has spent the last three years working for Society Hill Synagogue in Center City, where he has led services; delivered Divrei Torah (sermons); provided pastoral counseling; organized a relationship building initiative among synagogue members; and taught classes on such topics as The Book of Esther’s Similarity to a Quentin Tarantino Movie, and Humanity’s Role in Healing a Broken Cosmos. When the rabbi was on sabbatical, Nathan served as the primary rabbinic presence at the synagogue.

Nathan also earned his M.S. in Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania while in rabbinical school. He was selected by his classmates to be the graduation speaker for his program.

Before rabbinical school, Nathan was an attorney at the law firm Skadden Arps, contributing to its pro bono efforts. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010, where he served as Managing Editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal.

Prior to law school, Nathan served two years with AmeriCorps*VISTA, through which he led college students working to empower low-income residents of Baltimore and Washington, DC to find jobs, housing, healthcare, and other resources.

Nathan is a proud Oregon Duck, having graduated from the University of Oregon in 2004 with a degree in Economics. He loves teaching, reading, basketball, music, and life.