RABBI MARK S. KRAM
Rabbi Kram’s career spans from campus to synagogue and Jewish organizational life. He worked with college students for twenty years – as Director of Hillel at the University of South Florida in Tampa, and the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and served as Executive Director of the Florida Hillel Council, the regional center for Florida’s Hillels, directing a program on twenty-five campuses throughout the State of Florida. He also served as Associate Rabbi and spiritual leader at Temple Beth Am, Miami. In Tampa, he also served as Jewish chaplain at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital and at Miami Children’s Hospital, where he has been a member of the Bio-Ethics Committee at for the past decade.
Joining his rabbinic and business education and experience, today Rabbi Kram advises not-for-profit organizations in capacity building. He trained as family mediator and holds a certification as a professional coach (ACC).
Ordained at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR, Reform) in Cincinnati, Ohio, he also studied in Jerusalem. Rabbi Kram holds a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College, a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Missouri in philosophy, psychology and social work. He was honored by the HUC-JIR in March of 2003 with the degree Doctor of Divinity (honorary) for 25 years of service to the Jewish community.
Rabbi Kram has been an active member of the Miami community for the past 28 years. He and his wife, Mindy, have three grown children. They love to spend time in Miami’s glorious outdoors exercising, biking, kayaking, and boating.