Rabbi Aaron Starr

Rabbi Aaron Starr


Rabbi Aaron Starr serves as spiritual leader of Congregation Shaarey Zedek, and has been part of the CSZ family since 2008. He is also a rabbinic fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Rabbinic Leadership Initiative.

In addition to his op-eds that appear frequently in the Detroit Jewish News and the Times of Israel, Rabbi Starr is the author of Taste of Hebrewand Because I am Jewish, I get to…: A Child’s Celebration of Jewish Life (both available on Amazon.com), as well as the forthcoming Don’t Forget to Call Home: A Theology of Gratitude, Obligation, and Joy.

Rabbi Starr serves as an officer on the Michigan Board of Rabbi. He is a past president of the Rabbinical Assembly-Michigan Region and of the Metropolitan Detroit Board of Jewish Educators, and has served on the Board of Directors for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Metro Detroit, and the Jewish Community Relations Council. Additionally, in his capacity as president of the Rabbinical Assembly-Michigan Region, Rabbi Starr served on the Rabbinical Assembly International Board.

A proud graduate of the University of Michigan, Rabbi Starr is a sought-after speaker and educator, and has received awards for youth work and for adult education. He seeks to utilize learning and laughter, story and song to bring meaning to people’s lives, to strengthen families and community, to stand with Israel, and to care for those who are in need.

Rabbi Starr and his wife, Rebecca, are the proud parents of two sons, Caleb and Ayal.