Senior Rabbi of Kehilla Community Synagogue
Dev lives in Oakland, California, and serves as the CPR Initiative Board Treasurer. Dev is Senior Rabbi of Kehilla Community Synagogue in Oakland / Piedmont, CA (2017 to present). Kehilla includes over 500 member households and is part of local and national networks of multifaith organizing and spiritually-rooted activism focused on racial, environmental and economic justice.
Dev is also the co-founder of Jews On Ohlone Land, activating the Jewish community in solidarity with Indigenous sovereignty. They serve on the board of the Interfaith Council of Alameda County and are a current Schusterman Fellow empowering Jewish leaders to drive positive change.
Previously, Dev served as a Spiritual Director for the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College; as a facilitator for difficult conversations among Jews about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; as an advocate for LGBTQ civil rights and religious inclusion; and as a Chaplain for Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Philadelphia.
Dev earned Rabbinic Ordination from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and a B.A. in Eastern European History with a Minor in Physics from San Francisco State University.