Rabbi Laurence A. Kotok, DD, is Temple B’rith Kodesh’s Rabbinic Scholar and Senior Advisor for Lifelong Jewish Learning. In 2014, Rabbi Kotok retired from his post as Senior Rabbi. His teaching comes from a front row seat as a rabbi in the Reform movement as it has grown and changed over the decades. Prior to arriving in Rochester in the summer of 1996, Rabbi Kotok served the North Country Reform Temple Ner Tamid of Glen Cove for 22 years. He expresses a love for the People and Land of Israel. He has served as National Chair of the ARZA Rabbinic Cabinet. Additional involvement includes the Board of the Jewish Child Care Association, both the New York and National UJA/Federation. His long-standing involvement with interfaith understanding has been recognized by numerous local and national Rabbi Kotok currently serves on the faculty at the Florida wide Catholic Seminary.