Rabbi Joe Black has served as Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Denver, CO since July, 2010.  He also served pulpits in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Minneapolis, Minnesota.  A Nationally recognized musician, he has recorded 5 albums of original Jewish music. He also is an accomplished writer and poet.

Rabbi Black has published several poems and articles in leading national literary and academic journals.  He is a frequent contributor to anthologies and collections of Jewish writing. Two of his songs, Boker Tov and The Afikoman Mambo have been made into Children’s books and distributed by the PJ Library. His book, There Once Was A Man From Canaan:  The Five Books of Limerick, is a collection of Limericks based on each torah portion.  He has performed his original music in many communities in the United States and Canada and has received numerous honors for his performance and composition.



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