Educated at Brandeis and at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he received rabbinic ordination, Dr. Green studied with such important teachers as Alexander Altmann, Nahum N. Glatzer, and Abraham Joshua Heschel, of blessed memory. He has taught Jewish mysticism, Hasidism, and theology to several generations of students at the University of Pennsylvania, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (where he served as both Dean and President), Brandeis, and now at Hebrew College. He has taught and lectured widely throughout the Jewish community of North America as well as in Israel, where he visits frequently. He was the founder of Havurat Shalom in Somerville, Massachusettsin 1968 and remains a leading independent figure in the Jewish renewal movement. He was the founding Dean of the Hebrew College Rabbinical School.
Dr. Green is the author of over a dozen books. Best-known among his scholarly works are Tormented Master: A Life of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav and Keter: The Crown of God in Early Jewish Mysticism. In Seek My Face, Speak My Name: A Contemporary Jewish Theology and EHYEH: A Kabbalah for Tomorrow he turns to the mystical tradition as a key source for a religious language that will speak to the many spiritual seekers in our generation. Dr. Green is also well known for his translations and interpretations of Hasidic teachings, including The Language of Truth: Teachings from the Sefat Emet by Rabbi Judah Leib Alter of Ger. His most recent book (2010) is Radical Judaism: Re-thinking God and Tradition, published by Yale University Press.