Elie Kaunfer

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer is a rosh yeshiva (Rabbinic dean) and executive director at Mechon Hadar in Manhattan.[1] He is the co-author with Jonathan Sarna of 'Empowered Judaism' (2010), a book that explores independent minyanim and building Jewish communities.[2]


  1. Huffington Post, Chilean Miner Rescue, Celebration Gives New Meaning to Old Prayers, October 19, 2010 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-elie-kaunfer/chilean-miner-rescue-give_b_765889.html
  2. Jewish Journal, The Jew Revolution, April 26, 2010 http://www.jewishjournal.com/books/article/rabbi_elie_kaunfers_empowered_judaism_challenges_the_institution_20100426/

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