Cahana, Michael Z. ben Moshe Hillel

Birth Name Cahana, Michael Z. ben Moshe Hillel
Call Name Michael
Gender male


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth   Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States of America  

Education     Michael Cahana earned holds an undergraduate degree in theater and an MFA in architectural lighting

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Michael Cahana worked several years as an actor, director and lighting designer before following his family into the rabbinate.

Graduation   Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC, HUC-JR), Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America Michael Cahana studied in Jerusalem

Marriage     Michael Cahana married Ida Rae Hersh, a cantorial student at HUC-JIR

Ordination 1994   Rabbi Michael Cahana was ordained

Event Note

Rabbi Michael Cahana served simultaneously as director of Judaic programming at the Jewish Community Center of Toledo; rabbi of Temple B'nai Israel in Kalamazoo; and administrator of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School in Toledo.

Event Note

In 1995, Rabbi Michael Cahana became associate rabbi and director of education at Temple Beth-El, Providence.

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Rabbi Michael Cahana served as senior rabbi at Temple Israel of New Rochelle.

Occupation July 1, 2006 Congregation Beth Israel, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, United States of America Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana succeeded Rabbi Emanuel Rose



Father כהנא Cahana, Moshe Hillel
Mother Lok, Alice


  1. כהנא Cahana, Moshe Hillel
    1. Lok, Alice
      1. Cahana, Michael Z. ben Moshe Hillel