Hayim H Donin

Rabbi Hayim Halevy Donin (1928-1982), via his renowned books To Be a Jew, To Pray as a Jew, and To Raise a Jewish Child, all published by Basic Books, established himself as an extraordinary teacher and interpreter of Jewish laws and practice. He served as Rabbi of Congregation B'nai David in Southfield, Michigan, for twenty years, while concurrently teaching Judaic Studies at the University of Detroit. Rabbi Donin was a Ph.D. holder. He earned a bachelor's degree in education and founded and led the Akiva Hebrew Day School in Detroit.