Department ofReligion

Bruce Kadden

Bruce Kadden

Lecturer in Judaism



B.A. with Honors in Religious Studies, Stanford University, 1976

M.A. in Hebrew Letters, Hebrew Union College, 1979

Rabbinic Ordination, Hebrew Union College, 1981


Bruce Kadden is rabbi of Temple Beth El in Tacoma and teaches Judaism. He is the co-author, along with his wife Barbara, of Teaching Mitzvot: Concepts, Values and ActivitiesTeaching Tefilah: Insights and Activities on Prayer; and Teaching Jewish Life Cycle: Traditions and Activities. He has written articles for the website, including, “Whose Wedding is it Anyway?” “Interfaith and Interfaithless Marriages”; “Why January 1 is Special: Even Jesus was Circumcised on the Eighth Day”; “What Jews and Christians Should Know About Each Other: An Important Primer on the Two Religions”; and “A Christian’s Guide to Passover.”