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Rabbi Kudan is a graduate of Hampshire College and holds graduate degrees from Hebrew Union College and Harvard University. He was ordained a rabbi at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. He studied Semitic Languages at the Catholic Institute of Paris and served as rabbinic intern at a Paris synagogue while his wife, Professor Barbara Abrams, pursued a degree in French Literature and Civilization at the Sorbonne.
Rabbi Kudan has served congregations in the New York, Boston, and Chicago areas. He has also served as Reform Rabbinic Advisor and Director of Outreach at Harvard Hillel and as Rabbi-in-Residence at the Memorial Church at Harvard.
Rabbi Kudan has made outreach to the unaffiliated a major thrust of his rabbinic work and enjoys encouraging individuals and families to create personalized courses of study, as well as rituals to mark life cycle events. He is committed to building bridges between the Jewish community and other ethnic and religious groups. He lectures and teaches on scholarly topics including the ancient Jewish lore of angels, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and modern and ancient Jewish history.
Rabbi Kudan's wife, Professor Barbara Abrams, is a specialist in 18th century French literature and in women's and gender studies, and she is the founder and director of the Program in Global and Cultural Studies at Suffolk University. The couple divide their time between Cambridge, Gloucester, and Cork, Ireland. They have two recently-married children: Talia, who is in commercial real estate, and Ari, a software engineer, who is relocating to Turin, Italy.  Rabbi Kudan enjoys baking and organic gardening.

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