Rabbi Michael Knopf

“Richmond’s Rabbi,” Rabbi Michael Knopf is the Rabbi of Temple Beth-El in the Museum District and an active member of T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. Named one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis” by The Forward and one of Richmond's "40 Under 40", Rabbi Knopf is a fellow of Rabbis Without Borders, the Clergy Leadership Incubator, and Leadership Metro Richmond. He is active in numerous local, national, and international organizations that champion racial and economic justice, human rights, and interfaith partnership.

stories by Rabbi Michael Knopf

Richmond’s Wailing Wall

Richmond’s Wailing Wall

Rabbi Michael Knopf ponders the changing relationship Richmond's citizens have with Confederate monuments in the wake of the protests against police violence that have transformed the city. The recent wave of anti-racism protests have produced at least one tangible...




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