Rabbi Samuel Kaye
Rabbi Samuel Kaye is the Associate Rabbi of Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto.
Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Rabbi Kaye was ordained from the Cincinnati Campus of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2018. He has served Jewish communities in West Virginia, South Dakota, Kentucky, and Ohio. Upon ordination, he was the Assistant, and later Associate, Rabbi at The Temple in Atlanta, Georgia.
Rabbi Kaye is an alumnus of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and Allegheny College, where he received a BA in History and Religious Studies. Rabbi Kaye has studied at the iCenter, where he received a master’s concentration in Israel Education. He has undergone spiritual counsellor training through the Elaine Breslow Institute with Beit T’shuvah, a Jewish in-patient recovery facility. He is a “Future Changemaker” fellow with Pardes North America and is currently on the board of ARZA Canada.
Rabbi Kaye is an accomplished educator and community organizer who firmly roots his justice work in the Jewish tradition. During the most recent sabbatical year, 5782, Rabbi Kaye created and led the “21st Century Shmitah” initiative which purchased, and forgave, over $13.5 million dollars worth of defaulted medical debt for residents of Georgia.
Rabbi Kaye is a recovering bartender, a board game aficionado, and loves to make his own pasta sauce. He is married to Taylor Baruchel, and they live with their daughter Selah near Wychwood Park.