Rabbi Kenneth Block began his rabbinical career in 1974 as the Rabbi of the Jewish Center in Havre de Grace, Maryland. In 1978, Rabbi Block was honored with the Boston College Alumni Association Award of Excellence for Religion. Rabbi Block is now "Rabbi Emeritus" of Temple Beth Torah in Chantilly, Virginia. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Rabbi Block was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis.
Rabbi Block retired after 40 years as an addiction Chaplain for the Veterans Administration Maryland Health Care Systems and as the Chaplain for the Bel Air, Maryland Volunteer Fire Company. He enters his 35th year as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Chaplain for the Maryland State Firemen's Association, He now volunteers for the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington and is a volunteer Chaplain for Capital Caring Hospice.
Aside from the innumerable weddings and other religious and secular ceremonies Rabbi Block has performed in association with specific organizations, he has written and performed well over 500 ceremonies outside of those affiliations. In addition, he is willing to travel to whatever destination you choose for your special ceremony. Rabbi Block's experience and compassion make him the right choice for whatever your needs might be