rabbi, Temple Israel, Norfolk, VA
Dr. Michael Panitz has been the Rabbi at Temple Israel in Norfolk since 1992. He is currently an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University and Virginia Wesleyan College, and has taught at the College of William and Mary, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, St. Peter’s College and Queens College. He has authored several scholarly publications and is the recipient of the L. D. Britt Community Builders’ Award of Eastern Virginia Medical School and the Inter-group Builders Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice, among other honors. He is married to Sheila Panitz, and they have three children and two grandchildren.