Rabbi Jack Segal
Rabbi Segal is the Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Beth Yeshurun.
He came to the synagogue in 1965 as Associate Rabbi to Rabbi William S. Malev
for eight years, then as Senior Rabbi of the congregation for 23 years until he
retired in August 1996. Prior to coming to Houston, Rabbi Segal held rabbinical
positions in Homestead and McKeesport, Pennsylvania; and in Portland, Oregon.
Rabbi Segal was ordained a Rabbi at Mesivta Rabbi Chaim Berlin in
1954. Prior to that, he earned undergraduate degrees in Physics and Mathematics
at New York University and the University of Pittsburgh, respectively; and
advanced degrees at Oregon State University, Hebrew Union College, and the
University of Houston.
Rabbi Segal has published widely and lectured at numerous
universities and colleges, including most recently Rice University, St. Thomas
University, University of Houston and the University of Texas at Austin.
Rabbi Segal is a member of Sigma Pi Sigma, Beta Beta Beta, Phi
Delta Kappa, the American Psychological Society, National Council of Family
Relations, and other organizations. He is a member of the Rabbinical Assembly
(the international association of Conservative rabbis), and served on its
Committee on Law and Standards.