David Segal

David Segal is the Texas Lead Organizer for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, headquartered in Washington, D.C. He helps congregations in Texas deepen their justice work and guides them into interfaith social justice coalitions. He is also a writer and teacher. Rabbi Segal was born and raised in Houston, TX where he attended St. John’s School. As an undergraduate, he studied Classics (with a focus on Platonic philosophy) and Judaic Studies at Princeton University. After college, he worked in Washington, D.C. in policy advocacy and interfaith relations. He was ordained as a rabbi by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City. From 2010-2017, he was the rabbi of the Aspen Jewish Congregation, serving the Roaring Fork Valley of Western Colorado alongside his wife and co-clergy, Cantor Rollin Simmons. David was an award-winning columnist for The Aspen Times and was named by the Jewish Forward as one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis.” He is also a freelance writer for the Houston Chronicle’s Belief section.